Man beaten to death on theft suspicion

A man was lynched to death over reportedly by a mob on suspicion of being thief at Kalkini upazila in Madaripur district early Tuesday.The deceased was identified as Milon Chandra Halder, a resident of Alinagar union under the upazila

According to the locals, they came to know that Milon along with his 4 or 5 cohorts were trying to steal a boat from a river in the area. At that time, they chased them and held Milon red-handed, however, his cohorts managed to flee the scene. The angry locals beat him up, leaving him critically injured.Later being informed by locals, police rescued him and took him to Madaripur Sadar Hospital where the on-duty doctor declared him dead.Kalkini Police Station officer-in-charge Nazmul Hasan said police kept the body at the hospital morgue for autopsy and arrested a man for primary questioning.Legal actions would be taken in this regard, the OC added.

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