A suspected thief was killed in a lynch-mob attack while allegedly trying to steal valuables, including gold ornaments, from a house at Paschim Angar Para in Ramganj upazila of Laxmipur district on early Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Muslim Miah, 45, son of Sekandar Ali, a resident of Augankhil village of the upazila, according to a news agency report.
Quoting locals, police said Muslim entered the house of Bachchu Dewan at the village and tried to steal valuables, including gold ornaments, in the dead of night.
Hearing screams of the house inmates, local people rushed to the spot and caught the thief and gave him a severe thrashing, leaving him dead on the spot.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Laxmipur Sadar Hospital morgue for an autopsy.
Assistant superintendent of police Nasim Miah confirmed the incident.