A suspected thief was killed in a lynch mob-attack at Pashra village in Sadar upazila early Tuesday.
The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.
Locals said a gang in the area used to loot valuables from people’s houses after making them unconscious by providing toxic elements in food.
Dilip Biswas, a resident in the area, said around 1:30 am a sound of knocking the door was heard and the inmates of the house raised a hue and cry suspecting something unusual .
Later, local people managed to catch one person aged about 30 and gave him a good thrashing, leaving him injured.
On information, police rushed to the spot and took him to a local hospital where doctors declared him dead, said Sumon Ranjan Sarkar, assistant superintendent of Faridpur Police.