Minor girl attacked by father, critical

A six-year-old girl was critically injured after she was allegedly attacked by her father with a sharp-edged weapon in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, the police said on Thursday. Mohammad Qasim Tas allegedly tried to kill his daughter by slitting her throat with a knife at their Ahlan-Gadole residence on Wednesday, 80 km from here, a police spokesman said.

The girl was rushed to a hospital in Kokernag and her condition was stated to be “critical”, he said.