According to police, the incident took place in the state's Bhilwara town, some 250 km from Jaipur.
"The girl is a Class 9 student. She was on her way to market when an unidentified man dragged her into some bushes on the roadside and tried to rape her," a police officer told IANS.
The officer said that he gagged the girl with one hand.
"When she tried to fight him off, he took out a knife and tried to stab her. However, the brave girl tried to fend off his attack with her hands. She sustained serious injuries," said the officer.
On hearing her cries for help, some people rushed to her rescue.
"However, the accused man escaped. We got the admitted to a government hospital in Bhilwara. Her condition is stable," said the officer adding that police were trying to identify the assailant.
--IANS (Posted on 28-11-2013)