Balianta, Aug 29: Two youths were thrashed by the public and handed over to the police after they were trying to steal mobile phone from a shop near Andhati Chhak under Blianta police limits in Khordha district on Sunday afternoon.
The accused have been identified as Santosh Kumar Bhoi and Tapan Bhoi of Jusuapur village.
According to reports, three youths reached the sop imposing themselves as customer and then tried to steal the cell phone of the shopkeeper. However, the alert shopkeeper nabbed two of them while one managed to escape from the spot. Hearing the screaming of the shopkeeper, passers-by rushed to see what happened and nabbed them. They also allegedly thrashed them before alerting the local police.
On being informed, a team of Balianta police reached the shop and detained the duo. They were being questioned till the last report came in.