A man who went to meet his ex-wife in Gaibandha was allegedly lynched to death by an angry mob Thursday on suspicion of being a robber, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Sakhawat Hossain. He was from Gaibandha town.

Police said that local residents mistook Sakhawat as a robber and thrashed him to death when he went to Tari village in Kholahati of Sadar upazila to meet his former wife in the early hours of the day.

Masudur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Gaibandha Sadar Police Station, said, "His ex-wife Shiuli's husband Bayejid Islam came to know that Sakhawat had come to meet her secretly in Tari and alerted locals."

The residents thrashed the victim, suspecting him to be a robber, leaving him critically injured, said the OC.

Sakhawat was rushed to Gaibandha Sadar Hospital where he died of his injuries. "Shiuli and her husband have been detained in connection with the death," the OC added.