A 10th grade girl and her father were hacked mercilessly by assailants after they resisted an attempt to abduct her in Gopinathpur village under Magura Sadar upazila.
Police arrested three youths in connection with the incident which took place around 10pm on Thursday.
The injured girl and her father were rushed to the 250-bed Magura Sadar Hospital after the attack.
“I filed a case against my neighbour Ukil Mollah’s son Sajib Mollah on an allegation of harassing my daughter in 2015. Later the case was withdrawn following negotiation with locals,” the father, Binoy Biswas, told the Dhaka Tribune at the hospital on Friday.
“From then on, Sajib and his cohorts had been threatening us continuously. On Thursday night, they tried to abduct my daughter and hacked us when we resisted,” he added.
Sadar police OC Hossain Al Mahbub said: “A case has been filed and three youths have been arrested over the incident. Legal action will be taken soon.”