A police constable, who allegedly snatched the purse of a woman in Malout, was caught by people and handed over to the police this afternoon.Sonu, a resident of Tapa town, who was on a visit to her relatives here, was on a rickshaw with her husband, when two youngsters came on a motorcycle and fled with her purse. Some alert residents chased them on a motorcycle and caught them a few metres away.The public also beat up the accused policeman, Mandeep Singh, who had the purse in his hands. He is posted at the District Police Lines.Meanwhile, another woman reached there and alleged that the same constable had snatched her gold chain on August 8.Manwinderbir Singh, DSP, Malout, said, “People handed over a constable to us alleging that he had snatched the purse of a woman today. We are investigating it. The other accused, too, is being questioned.”