Cardoza an employee for a housekeeping firm committed the offence at their office in Tardeo on Monday.
According to the police, the accused had been working with the firm for the past one year.
Hindustantimes reports that Cardoza was deployed to work at a site last month and after the contract ended the manager told him to stay at home for a while with the promise to pay his salary.
As other employees got their salaries in the first week of October, Cardoza started calling Vadkar, but the manager refused to pick his call.
On Monday, Cardoza went to the office with his wife and two daughters to request for his money, pleading with the manager that they could not afford to eat.
Vadkar asked the family to get out of his office and an angry Cardoza removed the sickle from his bag and stabbed him.
The police said Cardoza also attacked an office staff, Ashok Chavan, who tried to intervene but Chavan escaped with minor injuries to his leg.
Cardoza was arrested by a team of senior police officials.
The Tardeo police have registered the case under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 506 (2) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.
The accused was produced in Girgaum court and has been remanded in police custody till October 15.
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