A suspected robber was beaten to death by a mob at Gomkot village of Nangalkot upazila in Comilla early Monday.
The deceased was identified as Delwar Hossain alias Delu, 28, son of Selim Miah, of Ahmadpur village in Hatia upazila.
Nangalkot police station officer-in-charge Mohammad Ayub said that the incident took place around 3:30am.
According to him, locals caught Delu while he along with seven to eight robbers was trying to flee after robbing the house of one Prashant Chandra in the area around mid night.
The local people beat him indiscriminately and killed him on the spot.
Prashant’s two sons - Bidhan Chandra and Regan Chandra - were injured as robbers beat them up for trying to resist them.
Hearing the screams of Prashant’s family members, neighbours used loudspeaker of local mosque for seeking help of the villagers and soon after hearing the incident, the villagers poured out of their homes and cordoned off the house.
The robbers fled the scene firing in the air but Delu was caught as he separated from the group, the OC said.
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