2 ‘robbers’ killed in Habiganj lynch-mob attack

Our Correspondent

12 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

HABIGANJ: Two suspected robbers were killed in a lynch-mob attack at Gunipur in Lakhai upazila of the district on Sunday.

The deceased were identified as Abdul Hamid, 41, of Dharmandal village of Brahmanbaria district and Humayun Mia, 41 of Madhabpur upazila in the district.

Mohiuddin Sumon, officer-in-charge (OC) of Lakhai Police Station, said a group of robbers numbering 10/12 swooped on the house of one Jalal Mia around 1:00 am and kept the house inmates hostages at gunpoint.

Sensing presence of the robbers, Jalal informed the matter to his neighbours over phone.

Later, local people encircled the house and managed to catch two robbers while the others managed to flee the scene.

The angry mob then gave the robbers a good thrashing, leaving them dead on the spot.

Police recovered the bodies.