Chandil: Villagers of Kuti village under Chowka police station area nabbed a thief on Sunday. The incident took place when three youths were on their way towards the said village on a Bajaj motorcycle on Chowka Kandra Road.
Suspecting their intentions, the villagers of Khuti caught hold of one of the youths. The other two managed to escape from the place.
Villagers said several goats were stolen on the day of Holi from their village. The role of the accused is being doubted in the incident. On receiving a complaint from the villagers, police arrested Jitu Lohar and seized the motorcycle.
The culprit was a resident of Parvati Ghat of Adityapur. Jitu told police he was innocent. He told cops the names and whereabouts of the other two youths who escaped from the place.
His aides were identified as Dhansingh Lohar and Vijay Mahato, both residents of Burisugu village under Tamar police station.