As per reports, the accused person entered a house of the village and tried to break open an Alimrah while the family members were sleeping.
However, the family members woke up and overpowered the accused person.
Hearing the screams, the neighbours and other villagers rushed to the spot. Soon, they tied the accused person to a pole and beat him black and blue.
When people questioned him over his theft bid, he reportedly tried telling them that it was his first such attempt and he came to a nearby village to enjoy a local fair, locals said.
Later, the villagers informed the police about the incident following which a team from Rengali Damsite police station reached the village and took the accused person to their custody.
Police registered a case and initiated a probe into the matter.
The identity of the accused person was not known till the report was filed.