A journalist sustained severe injuries as a group of miscreants slashed his throat at Chanchra Harinar Beel in Sadar upazila on Thursday evening.
The victim was identified as Ananda Das, 55, the assignment editor of local daily 'The Dainik Protidiner Kotha' and son of Shibpada Das.
He was residing at Shashthitala of the district town, said a UNB report.
Quoting the victim, Officer-in-Charge of Kotwali Police Station AKM Azmal Huda said three unidentified young men took him to Chanchra Harinar Beel from terminal area in the afternoon.
However, he could not recall what had happened later.
On the other hand, Anup Basu, a relative of Ananda, said he came to know around 6pm that miscreants left the journalist in the Chanchra Harinar Beel area.
Later, he with the help of locals rescued Ananda and took him to Jessore 250-bed General Hospital.
Farazi Ahmed Sayeed Bulbul, acting editor of the local daily, said a group of hoodlums tried to kill Ananda.
However, it was still not clear why the miscreants carried out the attack on the journalist, said Bulbul.