Angry mob beat ‘thief’ to death in Cumilla

Published: October 24, 2019 12:14:33 | Updated: October 28, 2019 12:42:11

Shahriar, the deceased. Photo: Collected

A suspected thief was beaten to death by an angry mob at Darikandi village in Titas upazila of Cumilla district on Thursday.

The deceased was identified as Shahriar, 33, son of Esdu Mia of Ziarkandi village in the upazila, reports UNB.

Syed Md Ahsanul Islam, officer-in-charge of Titas Police Station, said locals caught Shahriar red-handed while he went to the house of one Sumon Mia for stealing cattle at night.

Later, they beat him up, killing him on the spot.

Police recovered the body and sent it to a local hospital for autopsy.

Quoting locals, police said Shahriar was involved in mugging, stealing, stalking, abduction and realising ransom. He was also wanted in several criminal cases.

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