Soro, April 22: Locals nabbed a bike-lifter red-handed from Shrijang market in Balasore district. They thrashed him black and blue before handing over to the police on Wednesday.
The accused has been identified as Ripun Jena, a native of Adia village in Chandipur.
He was caught red-handed while trying to flee with the bike of Paresh Das from the market last night.
Khantapada police has started investigation into the matter detaining Ripun.