Suspected robber beaten dead by mob in Jhalakati
Jhalakathi: A suspected robber was beaten to death by mob at Bil Shonautha village in Kathalia upazila of Jhalakathi early on Friday.
The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.
The Kathalia Police Sub-inspector Jashim said a gang of robbers, numbering around 16 swooped on the house of one Forkan Khan and looted valuables after keeping the house inmates hostages at gunpoint at about 2:30am.
Hearing hue and cry, local people rushed in and chased the robbers. At one stage, they caught one robber while the others managed to flee the scene.
Later, the local people gave him a good thrashing, leaving him dead on the spot.
On information, police went to the spot and sent the body to local hospital morgue for autopsy.