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Suspected of being thief, youth beaten dead in Gazipur

  • Published at 12:30 pm December 8th, 2019
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The incident occurred early Sunday

A young man has been beaten to death by an angry mob on suspicion of being a thief in Tongi town of Dhaka's Gazipur.

The incident occurred early Sunday.

The deceased is Selim, a resident of block No 4 in Ershad Nagar of Gazipur, reports UNB.

Tongi East police station Sub-Inspector (SI) Mesbah Uddin said Selim went to one Abdul Karim’s house at Earshad Nagar around 2am.

Realizing Selim's presence in the house, the residents of the house raised a major clamor thinking it was a thief. The neighbors caught Selim after they rushed in and gave him a severe beating, leaving Selim dead on the spot.

After the police was informed, they recovered the body and sent it to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital for autopsy, the SI added. 

Meanwhile, victim’s family claimed that Selim was not a thief.