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2 suspected thieves killed in lynch-mob attack

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Two suspected cattle thieves were killed and another injured in a lynch-mob attack at Saradangi Kaziapara village in Ataikula upazila early Saturday.One of the deceased was identified as Shahidul Islam, 40, while the injured was identified as Yearul, 36, son of Osman Goni of Shingra upazila in Natore district.
Nure Alam, officer-in-charge of Ataikula Police Station, said a group of thieves swooped on the village around 4 am for stealing cows.Sensing the thieves’ presence, local people chased them off.At one stage, local people caught three of the thieves while the others managed to flee and gave them a good thrashing, leaving two of them dead on the spot and Yearul injured.On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to sadar hospital morgue.Police also arrested Yearul in this connection and got him admitted to Pabna General Hospital.Jahangir Alam Biswas, Ataikula union parishad chairman, said cattle are being stolen from the area very frequently. Following rise in the incidents of cattle theft, local people have started to pass nights sleepless guarding their cattle.UNB, Pabna

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