Balugaon, Jan 24: Two chain snatchers were thrashed mercilessly by the locals while trying to flee after snatching gold chain from a woman near Chilika Dhaba here in Khordha district.
One of the accused has been handed over to the Balugaon police while the other accused managed to escape the spot by brandishing sharp-edged weapons.
According to sources, while the victim was walking on the road, the two accused in a motorcycle waylaid her from rear and snatched away her gold chain.
However, they could not manage to escape from the place as their motorcycle did not start in time.
Taking advantage of the situation the locals managed to nab the culprits and thrashed them black and blue.
The police on being informed reached the place and initiated a probe into the matter after arresting the accused.