Dhaka, Bangladesh
3 suspected rustlers lynched in Jashore

3 suspected rustlers lynched in Jashore

An angry mob has beaten to death three people suspected of stealing cattle in Jashore's Abhaynagar Upazila. The lynching took place in the Upazila's Prembag village around 4 am on Monday, said Abhaynagar Police OC Tajul Islam. The dead men were aged between 35 and 45 years but no further details about their identities could be known immediately. Police, citing the accounts of a few locals, said a few men in the neighbouring Gaidgachi village allegedly stole three cattle from the home of one Khorshed Alam and loaded the livestock onto a pick-up truck in the early hours of Monday, reports bdnews24.com. Realising what had happened, Khorshed and his neighbours began screaming for help which eventually led to an announcement of the incident over the village mosque's loudspeaker. Villagers subsequently set out to chase down the suspects, who entered the neighbouring Abhaynagar village to evade them, said OC Tajul. "But the Gaidchari residents caught them at a school field next to the Prembag rail crossing and began beating them up. Two of them died on the scene while the other man was declared dead after being From pagae 16 coltaken to Abhaynagar Upazila Health Complex." Police recovered the bodies from the scene and seized the vehicle used for the theft, said the OC. The three cattle were also rescued.

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