Jaleswar, Mar 27: The locals of Gundaripada village under Basta police limits in Balasore district allegedly lynched a man on Friday, police said today.
The identity of the deceased is yet to be established.
According to the police, three men had entered into a house in the village late Friday night, when the family members had gone to a witness an opera show. Taking advantage of the situation the trio miscreants attempted to rob the house.
However, the owner of the house, who was present inside the house, raised an alarm, following which the locals rushed to the spot and nabbed one of them, while two others managed to escape from the spot.
The irate villagers thrashed him mercilessly before informing the police.
Soon the man was rushed to a nearby government-run hospital, where he succumbed to the injuries while undergoing treatment.
On being informed, the local police reached the village and detained three persons in this connection.
Further investigation into the matter is underway, said a police officer.