An angry mob beat two escaping "robbers" to death in Narsingdi's Shibpur upazila early yesterday.
Among the dead is Sohel Mia, 30, a resident of Kamalpur village in Kishoreganj's Kuliarchar upazila. The identity of the other deceased couldn't be confirmed immediately.
Quoting villagers, Inspector (investigation) Abul Kalam of Shibpur Model Police Station said a group of 10-15 robbers, armed with local weapons, robbed cash and gold jewellery from the house of one Harun in the upazila's Joynagar village around 1:30am.
Alerted by night guards about the fleeing robbers, a group of locals in the neighbouring Murgiber village intercepted them around 3:30am. At one state, a fight broke out between the villagers and robbers.
As the villagers were just about to have cornered the robbers, all but three of them escaped.
The villagers beat up the three, leaving two of the them dead on the spot and the other badly injured.
Police later went to the spot, recovered the two bodies and detained injured Manik, a resident of West Abdullahpur in Kishoregonj's Kuliarchar upazila. He was sent to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital before being referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
The police inspector said deceased Sohel was accused in several cases, including some of murder.
The bodies were sent to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsies.