Four suspected cattle thieves have been killed in a lynch-mob attack at Uttar Kachhapia village in Subarnachar upazila of Noakhali, UNB reports.
One of the deceased was identified as Hasan, 30, a resident of the village.
Nizam Uddin, officer-in-charge of Charjabbar Police Station, said five people in a pick-up van entered the village in a bid to steal cow around 3 am.
Sensing the presence of the intruders, the villagers chased the thieves and caught four of them early Thursday.
Later, they gave them a tremendous thrashing, leaving the four dead.
On information, police went to the spot and recovered the bodies.
Later, local people also managed to catch the two others from the pick-up van, including its driver, and handed them over to police.