The brutal attack by a father on a young, newly-married couple, in the middle of the road, in broad daylight yesterday, at Erragadda, shocked netizens. SRnagar police, who have registered the case explained that they had counselled the couple as well as the parents earlier. But father of the girl, Madhavachary, planned the attack. He grabbed a sickle from a coconut vendor, hid it in a bag and called his daughter, Madhavi. She, along with her husband, Sandeep agreed to meet the accused at local Gokul theatre, after which the attack took place, the police said.