The stereo-lifter has been identified as M S Virupaksha, an employee of Intertitle company at the Information Technology Park, Bangalore.
The incident took place around 03:00 PM on Thursday, Jul 30 when Virupaksha was caught red handed when he was dismantling a stereo in Maruti 800 by the car owner. He was flogged continuously for 15 minutes by the angry public.
Suresh, the car owner said that when he walked up to his Maruti 800 was shocked to see stereo lifter in his car. "It took me a few seconds to realise that the person inside was actually dismantling my car stereo," said suresh. He also said he managed to grab the thief and raised an alarm to the crowd.
Virupaksha was freed only after the police reached to the place and took him to the police station.