Bhubaneswar: Police on Saturday arrested a youth on charges of snatching mobile phone from a woman in Srikhestra Vihar under Khandagiri police limits in the city here.
The arrested has been identified as Narendra Mohapatra.
According to sources, the woman was returning home when three-bike borne miscreants snatched her phone. The desperadoes were trying to flee the spot after the incident when the scooter they were riding collided with a speeding car.
The woman immediately raised an alarm. Following which the locals managed to catch one while two others fled the spot. The angry locals then beat the youth mercilessly.
On intimation, Khandagiri police reached the spot and arrested the accused under relevant Sections of the IPC, sources added.