Bhadrak: An autorickshaw driver was tied to a telephone pole and beaten by locals for abducting two minor girls in Patna Sahi under Bhadrak Town police limits on Friday.
According to reports, families of the two minor girls, who had gone missing three day ago, were searching for them. They had also informed the local police about the matter.
After getting information from some rickshaw pullers at the railway station, the family members, with the help of locals, caught hold of the accused Babu Pal, the auto driver, and tied him to a telephone pole and allegedly beat him up.
The rickshaw pullers had informed the minors’ kin that they had seen Pal traveling in a train towards Cuttack with the missing girls.
On being informed, local police arrived on the spot and rescued the auto driver from the clutches of the locals.
Pal is being interrogated by the cops over the child theft allegation.