Nayagarh, Mar 1: A chain snatcher was allegedly thrashed to death by the locals after failing in an attempt to snatch a chain near Barabati village under Sadar police limits in the district today.
The deceased has been identified as Prabhat Kumar Rout, a resident of Banisara village.
According to the police, villagers overpowered Pravat and thrashed him mercilessly detaining at the village.
On being informed, the police reached the spot and rescued him in a critical condition. He was admitted to a nearby hospital where the attending doctor declared him bought dead.
There are several other cases have been pending against Pravat at different police stations of the district, said police.