Thief beaten to death
A mob allegedly beat a thief to death at Satkania in Chittagong early yesterday.
The victim was identified as Md Nasir, 45,of Dhemsha village in Satkania upazila.
Witnesses said locals chased two alleged thieves, who stole a motorcycle from a garage adjoining to Bangladesh Tobacco Company, while fleeing around 1:30am. The other thief managed to flee with the stolen motorcycle but Nasir.
The mob beat up Nasir leaving him critically injured before some youths came to his rescue. He was sent to the Chittagong Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 6:00am.
Officer-in-Charge Nur Mohammad of Sitakunda Police Station confirmed the incident. However, the family of the victim claimed that he was innocent.