Youth beaten to death on suspicion of thief
A young man has been beaten to death by an angry mob at Pekua upazila in Cox's Bazar district on suspicion of a thief.
Deceased Ziabul Hossain, 27, was the son of late Mahmudul Haque, a resident of Chhonkholarjum village in the upazila.
Battling for life for last three days, the victim breathed his last at Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) at about 4:00am on Saturday.
At early hours of Wednesday, some people in Lombamura area under Shilkhali union in the upazila beat up Ziabul suspecting him a thief while he was roaming around the area.
After a while, local UP member Abdul Maleque and some of his associates came to the scene and started beating Ziabul mercilessly, leaving him critically injured.
He was, first, rushed to Pekua Upazila Health Complex. He was, later, shifted to the CMCH.
However, denying the allegation, the UP member said some local people beat the youth on suspicion of thief.
Meanwhile, the deceased's mother Diluara Begum said Ziabul went to visit a relative's home at the village.
While returning from there, UP member Abdul Maleque and his cohorts beat up him, she alleged.
Diluara Begum also demanded the exemplary punishment of those involved in the killing of her son.
Pekua Police Station sub-inspector Millat Ali said they were not informed about the matter.
Legal action will be taken after police receive written complaint, he added.