The man has been identified as Aakash Haldar of Jhati Nuagaon village under Tangi police station limits in the district.
The incident occurred Mansinghpur village under Tangi Police station limits in the district last night when the residents of the village spotted Haldar, who was allegedly hiding near the Maa Yogamaya Temple in the village.
The villagers detained Haldar on the suspicion of child theft. They reportedly recovered two sharp edged weapons from his possession.
Soon, the news spread in the village and a mob gathered at the spot.
Haldar reportedly failed to give any satisfactory answer when asked about his purpose of visit to the village. Irked over this, the locals thrashed him mercilessly.
After getting information about the incident, Tangi Police reached the village and took Haldar to their custody.
Meanwhile, Tangi police registered a case in this connection and started a probe into the matter.