Guntur: A man was arrested for allegedly molesting his eight-year-old step-daughter at Kakumanu ST colony on Monday.

Going into the details, a widowed woman from Kovvuru of Nellore was living with her two daughters in the village. The woman met the accused Komaraneni Lakshmaiah at her workplace. He is staying away from his wife. After their four-year long relationship at work, the woman and Lakshmaiah got married and shifted their base to Odisha.

Over an year after staying there, the couple returned to Kakumanu ST colony in Guntur a week ago. On Monday evening, Lakshmaiah who was in an inebriated state took his younger step daughter to an isolated place and allegedly molested her.

The villagers were alerted after the girl raised an alarm. They thrashed him black and blue and handed him over to the police who registered a case under Nirbhaya act. Meanwhile, the girl was sent to hospital for medical examination.