Udala: On suspicion of being a child abductor, locals tied and thrashed a man in Nabara village under Udala police limits of Mayurbhanj district on Friday night.
According to locals, Sailesh Patra was seen offering sweets to a minor girl at around 4 pm yesterday. He was trying to lure her but escaped after seeing some people approaching him.
However, locals caught Sailesh when he had come to the village again at night. His car was also reportedly damaged by the villagers in the incident.
After being informed, police reached the spot and took Sailesh to custody.
Later, police official informed that Sailesh is a resident of Soro in Balasore district. A driver, he had come to the village for commercial purpose.