Mulki: A man had been moving in around Haleyangadi in the nights in the recent past and kept knocking on house doors indiscriminately. He was caught by the public for harassment and nuisance and handed to the police late Saturday night.
The police had earlier been informed by the citizens many times but there was no action from them. Hence, on Saturday night, the residents on their own planned to trap him. Hw was caught and given to the police. He has been identified as Arun, hailing from Kozhikode in Kerala.
He appeared to be mentally disturbed. The residents have expressed anger that the police only obtained a written undertaking of good behaviour from him and let him out without filing any case.