A suspected thief was nabbed by the public in Sevvapet near Tiruvallur, and thrashed.
Nandakumar runs a hardware store on CTH Road and he and his mother Lokammal had left for the store, the police said. His mother returned after sometime and was shocked to see a stranger inside their house. Lokammal raised an alarm and neighbours rushed to the house and nabbed the suspect, Venkaiya, 34. He was tied to a tree and thrashed. Later, the police admitted him to a hospital.