A 45-year-old man has been beaten to death by a mob on suspicion of being a thief in Horinakunda upazila of Jhenaidah in the early hours of Monday, reports UNB.

The victim was identified as Ashan Uddin from Chitle Ratanpur village in Alamdanga upazila of Chuadanga district.

Saiful Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Harinakundu police station, said an auto-van was stolen from Shitli village in the upazila on Monday. As Ashan has a previous record of stealing, the locals suspected that he stole the auto-van.

Later, they captured Ahsan from his home and took him to Haji Arshad Ali College area in Kampashhatia village of Harinakundu and beat him to death.

Later, someone took the body to Harinakundu Upazila Health Center on Tuesday morning and fled away, the OC added.

“The body has been sent to Jhenaidah General Hospital morgue for an autopsy. A murder case has been filed in this regard,” said OC Saiful Islam.