A man attempted a schoolgirl to kill by pressing her neck with a scarf after rape at Rudrapara village under Srinagar upazila in the district on Friday noon.
The victim was a student of Class V of Baghrar Jahanabad Government Primary School and resident at the area.
The rapist was identified as Amir Hossain, 35, son of Baher Ali Matbar of the village.
Persuading with juice, the man took the girl to a cropland nearby her house and raped her forcefully. Then, he tried to kill the girl by squeezing her throat. Hearing scream of the girl, locals rushed to spot and recovered the girl. Sensing the presence of locals, the rapist fled the scene immediately.
Critically injured girl was first taken to Upazila Health Complex and later was transferred to Dhaka Medical Hospital as her condition deteriorated.
Officer-in-Charge of Srinagar Police Station SM Alamgir Hosain said that they are trying to nab the rapist.