Residents of Narendra village roughed up a man for allegedly trying to molest a women on Monday.

Irayya Mathapati (30) allegedly waylaid a 45-year-old woman of the same village when the latter was on her way to her brother’s house. She raised an alarm and objected to his advances when he tried to molest her. Noticing the incident, village residents gathered at the spot and thrashed him. They shaved his head and took him around the village in a procession, sources said. He was later handed over to the police.

A case has been registered at the Dharwad Rural police station.