The incident occurred on the district’s Baripada city.
The man was thrashed by the gang after they suspected him of stealing a goat.
He was later handed over to police.
One of the eyewitnesses mentioned, “I saw that some people were beating a man after tying him to an electric pole. Upon inquiry, I was told that he was trying to steal a cycle. Sometime later the police came and took away the man.”
A case has been registered and the investigation is underway.