Neeraja, an interior designer, residing in Prashant Nagar of Kukatpally was attacked brutally by a love maniac early in the morning today. The maniac attacked the young lady with a sickle and also her mother. Both of them got injured and were rushed to the hospital. Their condition is serious. The girl's father, who was at home, in a fit of rage, counter attacked the young man with the sickle and killed him. Police are investigating.