Elderly man beaten to death in Gazipur mob beating

An elderly man, who went for fishing, was reportedly lynched to death by an angry mob on suspicion of robbery in Gazipur’s Sadar upazila on Saturday night.The incident took place at 12 midnight on Saturday in Majlishpur area under Ward No-13 of the upazila.

The deceased was identified as Asad Uddin Molla, 65, hailed from Kaluar Char village under Rajarhat upazila of Kurigram district.

Quoting locals, police said Asad went for fishing boarding on a boat in the Turag river at Gazipur municipality. When he was heading towards Karkhana Bazar area from Kadda Bazaar, locals signaled him to stop but he could not able to stop the boat due to strong current in the river. Then they chased Asad by an engine-run boat suspecting him robber.

The angry mob caught him and beat him mercilessly, leaving Asad dead on the spot.

Gazipur Sadar Police Station officer-in-charge Ziaul Islam said being informed, police recovered the body and sent it to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.

Legal action would be taken in this regard, the OC added.

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