Bhadrak: A youth was thrashed for sneaking into a woman’s house and trying to molest her at Paikasahi village under Marine police limits here on Monday.

The accused is identified as a native of Balasore and is working as a labourer in Dhamara Port.

According to reports, the accused broke into the victim’s house and tried to molest her, when she was asleep. The girl was shocked to see the youth in her room and resisted him.

Following which the youth tried to strangulate her and fled the spot.However, the youth was caught by the victim’s family members and villagers, who tied him to pole and thrashed him brutally.

Later, the Marine police reached the spot and rescued the youth and admitted him to Dhamara Hospital.