According to the complaint filed by the victim, the elder daughter of K Srinivas (45), the incident took place yesterday, Sircilla Circle Inspector M D Sarwar said.
The accused is a habitual drinker and used to ill treat his wife, following which she deserted him a few weeks back. He has been since then living with his two daughters, the complaint said.
Yesterday, when Srinivas sexually assaulted his elder daughter, neighbours rushed in to save her on hearing cries for help. He was handed over to the police and has been remanded to judicial custody.