Keonjhar, Sep 22: Three youths were brutally beaten up by angry villagers for allegedly seating cash and mobile phones at Salabani Chhak under Anandapur NAC in the district today.
According to sources, the trio were caught red-handed while stealing mobile phones and cash from a man at the market.
Soon the locals nabbed them and thrashed them brutally before handing them over to police. Though the exact identifies of the youths are yet to be known, it is being suspected that the youth are residents of Bhadrak district.
On being informed, the local police reached the spot and rescued the trio. They have been detained and were being questioned by the police.
A mobile phone was also recovered from them.