A suspected cattle thief was beaten to death by a group of villagers at Shirirchala in sadar upazila of Gazipur district early Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Yunus Ali, 45, reports UNB.
Witnesses said a gang of cattle thieves numbering 4-5 entered the house of one Arif Hossain in the early morning.
Later, informed, locals encircled the thieves while the gang was trying to flee after picking up two cattle from the house.
After a hot chase, they caught one of the gang members, Yunus, while others managed to get away.
The villagers beat up the thief mercilessly, leaving him dead on the spot.
On information, police recovered the body.