A truck driver was beaten to death by a mob after his truck ran over two goats in Puthia upazila of Rajshahi early Saturday.
The truck driver was identified as Abu Taleb, 33, hailing from Jhalmaliain area of the upazila.Confirming the news, Officer-in-charge of Puthia Police Station Rejaul Islam said Abu Taleb ran over two goats in Shibjait area of Bagmaraupazila around 7:30pm and tried to flee the scene.
But locals on 10/12 motorcycles chased the truck and stopped it in Basupara area around 8:30pm.They beat up the truck driver with sticks, leaving him seriously injured, the police officer said.
Later, some locals took him to Puthia Upazila Health Complex, where he succumbed to his injuries at 3:30am today, he said.
His body was sent to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital for autopsy, he added.