A mob lynched a woman and injured another on suspicion that they were snatchers, police said on Monday.
The mob attack on the women occurred on Sunday at Boro Balmantachar in Nawabganj upazila in Dhaka, according to police.
The dead had been identified as Runa Akter, 45, wife of Purok Mia of Nasirbag in Brahmanbaria district.
The second woman identified as Popy, 20 was undergoing treatment at the upazila health complex.
The two women snatched a gold chain from Zahura Begum, a resident of Boro Balmantarchar village, as she was waiting in a queue for taking Covid jabs at a local centre on Sunday afternoon, said Sirajul Islam Sheikh, officer-in-charge of Nawabganj Police Station,
Zahura’s husband Hazrat Ali caught the two women with the help of local people.
The two females were taken to the house of Zuhra, where they were mercilessly beaten, also joined by local people.
Runa was declared dead by doctors after the badly mauled women were taken to a local hospital. Her body was sent to Mitford hospital on Monday for post-mortem.
Police arrested Zuhra while her husband Hazrat Ali escaped.
The OC said legal action will be taken against those involved in the mob-beating.