A suspected thief has killed in a lynch-mob attack at Boro Bamundia village in Kotchandpur upazila of Jhenidah district.
The deceased was identified as Faruk 40, son of late Abubar Hossain, a resident of Gazirhat village in Kalia upazila of Norail.
Biplob Kumar Saha, officer-in-charge of Kotchandpur Police Station, said Faruk entered the house of Amirul Islam around 3:00 am and tried to steal valuables.
As the inmates sensed the intruder's presence, they screamed out for help. Hearing the hue and cry, locals rushed in and caught the man red-handed.
At one stage, the angry locals gave him a good thrashing, leaving him critically injured.
The injured was rushed to Kotchandpur Upazila Health Complex where he succumbed to his injuries around 6:00 am on Thursday.