A suspected thief was killed in a mob beating in Rail Bazar area of Chuadanga town on Friday.
The deceased was Faruk Hossain, 22, son of Abu Bakar Siddik of Thanapara area in the town.
Abu Zihad Md Fakhrul Alam, officer in charge of Chuadanga Sadar Police Station, said Faruk along with his few accomplices was breaking locks of some grocers’ shops in the area around 2:30am.
At the time, night guards of the area caught Faruk red handed. However, his accomplices managed to flee the scene.
Later, the grocers gave Faruk a good beating. He died on the spot, said the OC.
On information, police rushed to the spot and recovered the body and sent it to a hospital for autopsy.
The law enforcers arrested two men involved in the theft, said the police official.