In a heinous crime, a father alleged tried to molest his 18-year-old daughter in Baddam Yellareddynagar in Sircilla textile town on Thursday morning.

Following the spread of the news with his wife raising protest and abusing him in the locality, neighbours and others caught the accused, tied him to an electric pole and thrashed him brutally and handed him over to the police.

Reports reaching here said that V. Anjaneyulu, 42, a powerloom worker, allegedly resorted to heinous crime in the wee hours of Thursday at his house.