An alleged cattle lifter was beaten to death by a mob in Najirpur upazila of Pirojpur early today.
Deceased Jamal Hawladar, 48, was accused in seven cases including those of murder, arms and theft, said SM Ziaul Haque, officer-in-charge (OC) of Pirojpur Sadar Police Station.
Locals caught Jamal and gave him a good beating when he was passing Sreeramkati area by a trawler with four lifted cows, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports quoting police.
The angry mob left the scene leaving the injured cattle lifter on the trawler in Humarhat area.
A night guard saw injured Jamal on the trawler around 1:00am and informed police, who sent him to Pirojpur General Hospital, where he succumbed at about 7:15am today.
There were several marks of bruise on Jamal’s body and he died due to mass beating, said Istiaq Ahmed, a doctor of the hospital.
Four cows and a trawler were seized in this incident, said Sub Inspector Moniruzzaman of Sadar Police Station.
Jamal hailed from Kumirmara village under Sadar upazila.