A 55-year-old man tried to murder his daughter on Annamalai University campus at Chidambaram on Monday.

Police sources said Sundaramurthy, a resident of Keezhamangalam in Melavalaiyamadevi near Sethiathope, slashed the neck of his daughter S.Gnanavalli (21), a final year engineering (civil and structural engineering) student, with a knife near the men's hostel.

Students alerted the Annamalai Nagar police .Inspector Arokkiaraj, along with a team, rushed to the spot, arrested Sundaramurthy and got the girl admitted to Rajah Muthiah Medical College Hospital.

Sources said Sundaramurthy was looking for an alliance for Gnanavalli, but she was dodging her father on some pretext. Recently, he told her about a marriage proposal, which she reportedly turned down. Irked by her disobedience, Sundaramurthy attacked her.

The police are investigating.