Two men were accused of stealing cattle and lynched Saturday in Manikganj. Both were accused by police.
Locals informed that two victims of mass beating died in Singair, apparently while they were fleeing after stealing a cow from Gokulnogor of Sadar upazila in Manikganj.
One of them was said to have died getting out of a truck while being chased by police, while the other one succumbed to his injuries after being admitted at the Manikiganj 250-bed Hospital.
Al Mamun, SI of Singair police station, was injured in the incident.
One of the dead was identified as Babul Mondol, 40, from village Sultanpur of Harirampur upazila in Manikganj. The other one could not be identified.
Khandker Imam Hossain, OC of Singair police station, was informed that six cattle lifters boarding on a van were coming to Singair after stealing a bull from the house of one Tomser Ali and a cow from the house of Ajmat Ali from Gokulnagar under Manikganj Sadar Upazila at 3:00am on Saturday.
Later SI of police Al Mamun along with policemen tried to stop that pick-up at Singair bus stand. However, SI police Al Mamun quickly boarded the back of the pick-up van while the alleged cow thieves were trying to leave the place quickly.
At this time, Mamun opened 10-rounds of fire in self-defense after the accused duo attacked him. Babul was hurt as he tried to leave the van.
While trying to flee at speed the pick-up crashed against the wall of a madrasah at Manik Nagar. SI Al Mamun at this time alerted people around the scene about the two criminals he was chasing. Of them, Milon Dewan, 30, member of a dacoit-gang, received injury in his leg.
However, another one also injured in mass beating, was admitted to Manikganj 250-bed hospital but later he died while undergoing treatment.
Meanwhile, the injured Police SI Al Mamun, who was first admitted to Singair Upazila Health Complex, has been shifted to 250-bed hospital of Manikganj district.