The victim has been identified as Mamata from Puttur in Dakshina Kannada district. Her father Ramachandra is the accused.
According to sources, the reason behind the anger of the assailant was that her daughter had decided to embrace Islam after falling in love with a Muslim youth.
It is learnt that Mamata was in deep love with one Mohammed Mohiyuddeen from Chikmagalur since last four years. Their marriage was scheduled to take place in Chikmagalur on Monday.
However, bowing to the pressure from Mamata’s father and some organisations, Basavanahalli police had taken her for enquiry. When she clarified the police that it was her own decision to marry a Muslim youth, Ramachandra stabbed her.
She was immediately rushed to the Government Hospital.