A suspected cattle thief was beaten to death by a mob at Ramannagar village in Damurhuda upazila of Chuadanga early Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Shafiqul Islam Shafi, 31, son of Sadar Mallik, resident of Komorpur village of the upazila, used to live at Belgacchi village of Sadar upazila.
Quoting locals, Abdul Momen, additional superintendent of police, said that a gang of thief stole an ox of Tokon of the village around 4:00 am.
Later, the villagers found four thieves along with the bull in a field around 4:30 am, UNB reports.
The villagers caught Shafiqul while three other thieves fled away.
Later, the villagers beat him mercilessly, leaving him dead on the spot.
On information, Md Kalimullah, assistant superintendent of Damurhuda-Jibannagar circle and Abu Zihad, officer-in-charge of Damurhuda Model Police Station visited the spot and recovered the body of the thief.