On Tuesday night, local people spotted a CNG-run auto-rickshaw, carrying some three to four armed men, in the area. Sensing danger, the locals raised an alarm.
Soon a mob gathered and signalled the auto-rickshaw to stop. The occupants of the vehicle panicked, got off the auto-rickshaw and tried to flee. After a brief chase, the locals caught two of them and thrashed them to death, the OC said.