A schoolgirl was beaten up by a boy for not accepting his love proposal at Sathani Bridge in Adakhola area under Rajapur upazila on Sunday.
The girl is a Class VII student of Adakhola High School in the upazila.
“Two boys from my neighbourhood, Saiful and Ujjal, have been making unwanted advances towards me for a long time, and threatened to kill me if I did not accept,” she said.
“I told my parents and schoolteachers about this; even the parents of the boys were informed,” She added.
Victim’s mother said she stopped her daughter from going to school, but allowed her to go again when the teachers reassured them about her security.
On the day concerned, the girl was returning home after attending a farewell programme for SSC examinees of the school in the afternoon, her mother said, adding that three boys intercepted her on Sathani Bridge and offered her a mobile phone, but she did not accept it.
“I was beaten up by Saiful for not taking the phone. At one point I fell unconscious,” she said.
The girl was rescued by a local woman, who took her to Rajapur Health Complex.
“The girl is out of danger. Her head and ear are injured, but she suffered mental shock more than physical injury,” said Khairul Islam Russel, resident medical officer (RMO) of the hospital.
The attackers are Saiful Islam son of Mokles Shikder, Jewel son of Rustum Khan, and Ujjal son of Mosharaf. All of them are SSC candidates from the school.
The victim filed a written complaint with Rajpur Police Station yesterday. Contacted, officer-in-charge Sheikh Munirul Gias said necessary steps will be taken against the persons involved after proper investigation.