A suspected thief was lynched at Shubharara Mathpara village at Abhaynagar in Jashore on Friday.
The dead is Ilias Sheikh, a man in his forties, of the village, said Jashore additional superintendent of police Tauhidul Islam.
Abhaynagar police station officer in-charge Tajul Islam said Ilias died in mob beating in the spot at about 4:00am.
Being informed the police rushed to the spot and sent the body to Jashore General Hospital for autopsy.
He was accused in several cases, the OC added.
Locals said that the man was caught red-handed and was beaten up by villagers while he was trying to steal a batteryrun rickshaw-van owned by Sukesh Das of Paikpara area of Abhaynagar.
On January 23, a suspected cattle lifter was lynched at Chandrapur village under Jhikargachha upazila in Jashore at around 2:00am. Another was wounded in the incident.
Earlier, on January 13, Sohel, 27, and Shaikat, 30, of Railgate area under Khanjahan Ali police station in Khulna and an unidentified youth were lynched near Prembagh Rail Crossing under Abhaynagar in Jashore at about 4:00am.
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