A suspected robber was beaten to death by mob at Bil Shonautha village in Kathalia of Jhalakati district upazila early Friday.
The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.
Sub-inspector of Kathalia Police Station, Jashim, said a gang of robbers, numbering 15-16 swooped on the house of one Forkan Khan and looted valuables after keeping the house inmates hostages at gunpoint around 2:30 am.
Hearing hue and cry, local people rushed in and chased the robbers. At one stage, they caught one robber while the others managed to flee the scene.
Later, the local people gave him a good thrashing, leaving him dead on the spot.
On information, police rushed in and sent the body to local hospital morgue for autopsy.