A middle-aged man was caught and given a sound thrashing by the people for allegedly trying to abduct a minor girl at Chilkur under Moinabad mandal of Ranga Reddy district on Wednesday afternoon.
The accused, identified as Muneer from Karwan in the Old City, was taking the girl, who is from the same area, on a scooter towards Chevella. The locals heard the girl crying out for help, and stopped the vehicle and caught hold of Muneer. He was thrashed before being handed over to the Moinabad police.
The details of the girl are being collected and efforts are on to hand her over to her family.
A case had been booked and Muneer would be produced before the court, the police said.