Police have arrested a man who allegedly assaulted his 15-year old daughter with a wooden pole at Pinnawala in Balangoda.
Police Media spokesman stated that the man clubbed the girl last night because she refused to cook a specific meat dish for the man.
The suspect was reported to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.
The victim is receiving treatment at Balangoda hospital.
The mother of the girl is employed overseas.