An alleged thief, aged between 22-25, who lifted a cell phone and office keys from the house of B. Papa Rao, a senior assistant of AP Transco, fell in a disused well while fleeing when residents of Rangrez Bazaar chased him on Tuesday night.

His body surfaced on Thursday.

According to the Devarakonda police, the stolen cell phone and keys were found in the victim’s pocket. The police retrieved the body. They released a photograph to help establish his identity.