A suspected thief was killed in a mob-attack at Char Uria village in Noakhali Sadar early Saturday.
Deceased could not be identified immediately.
Anwar Hossain, officer-in-charge of sadar police station, said that a gang of thieves swooped on the house of one Malek of the village at around 3:00am.
Sensing presence of the thieves, local people cordoned the house and managed to catch one of the thieves while the others managed to flee.
Later, the mob lynched him leaving critically injured.
He was taken to Noakhali General Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
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