Baripada: Three persons accused of attempting to rape a widow were thrashed by locals at Thakurmunda area of Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district late last night.
According to reports, the trio entered the woman’s house and tried to outrage her modesty.
While fleeing the spot, they were nabbed by the villagers and beaten black and blue after being tied.
On being informed, police reached the spot this morning, rescued them and detained the accused for interrogation.
They are also accused of being involved in child theft.