Man tries to kill 3-yr-old grand-daughter

Kendrapara: The police have taken a 57-year-old man, said to be mentally unstable, into custody on the charge of attempting to murder his toddler grand daughter at a village in Kendrapara district, the police said today. Narayan Mallick allegedly tried to slit the throat of a three-year old baby with a razor at Choudkulat village in Pattamundai police station jurisdiction on Monday.

The infant was taken to Kendrapara district headquarters hospital and then shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital Cuttack. "Apparently the accused is mentally unstable. It may have been a case of gender discrimination," the sources said. Doctors who attended on the baby said, "the baby is out of danger as the wounds are not deep. But she needs constant and specialised medical attention".