A suspected cattle lifter was killed in a mob beating in Ghatail upazila of Tangail early Sunday.
Quoting locals, police said a group of cattle thieves entered the cowshed of Shahidul Islam of Deolabari Pashchimpara village around 3:00am.
When the gang was fleeing with a stolen cow, members of the house raised a hue and cry.
Villagers caught one of the alleged thieves and beat him dead on the spot while other members of the gang managed to flee, said Ghatail Police Station Sub Inspector (SI) Mohammad Habib.
"Police sent the body to Tangail General Hospital for autopsy. The deceased, Ansar Ali, 45, of Dakkhin Gopalpur village in Gopalpur upazila, was accused in several cases, including one for murder," he added.