Balasore, Oct 17: In a shocking incident, a youth from Bhogarai area of Balasore district on Saturday attempted to kill a delivery boy in order to steal a smartphone, which he had ordered from an e-commerce platform.
Such incident was reported from Baharda village under Kamarda police limits in Balasore district.
According to sources, the delivery boy, identified as Nirmalya Das had gone to deliver a smartphone of Rs 34,000 to a youth of the village.
However, after receiving the order from the delivery boy, the accused and his associate allegedly attacked Das and forcefully took him to a nearby jungle.
However, some local residents spotted them and nabbed them. They (the villagers) also thrashed them before handing them to police.
On the other hand, the delivery boy has been rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.