A young man was beaten to death in a lynch-mob attack on suspicion of being a thief at Khaminarbad union of Bhanga Upazila in Faridpur district early Monday.
The deceased was identified as Samad Sardar, 40, son of late Natu Sardar, a resident of Dangarpar village of Bhanga Upazila.
Local said a group of villagers caught Samad at night suspecting him to be a thief after seeing him roaming suspiciously in the village since afternoon.
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On the other hand, the deceased’s family claimed that Samad, a sweetmeat vendor, was coming back home from Dhaka while a group of people picked him up and beat him mercilessly, leaving him dead on the spot.
Ziarul Islam, Officer-in-Charge of Bhanga Police Station, said police sent the body to Faridpur Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.