A minor girl participating in the Chinnara Mela, the children's summer camp at Rangayana, was subjected to trauma by a daily wage employee who tried to snatch her chain on Wednesday.

The incident is said to have occurred when the girl was waiting for her parents to pick her up when the accused, identified as Madhu, took the unsuspecting girl to a nearby lake stating that her parents were waiting by the lakeside.

A few persons were alerted to the screams of the girl and challenged Madhu, who tried to escape. However, he was thrashed by the public. The police reached the spot and took him into custody for interrogation. The Jayalakshmipuram police are investigating.