Seven suspected robbers were beaten to death by a mob in Araihazar upazila of Narayanganj district early Thursday.
Identities of the deceased could not be known yet.
Local people said, a gang of robbers stormed into a rice shop of Abdul Gafur at Purindabazar under Satgram union at early hours.
Arifur Rahman, officer in-charge of Araihazar Police Station, told media that a gang of robbers went to Purindabazar area by a truck and swooped on a wholesale rice shop around 4:30am.
Hearing the hue and cry of the workers, locals rushed in and chased the robbers. At one stage, they caught and beat up some of the gang members, leaving five dead on the spot.
Later, two others died on way to hospital. But other members of the gang managed to flee the scene.
The OC said, on information, they went to the spot and recovered five bodies.