'Robber' killed in lynch-mob attack in Meherpur

‘Robber’ killed in lynch-mob attack in Meherpur


A suspected ringleader of a robber gang was killed in a lynch-mob attack at Ashrafpur village in Sadar upazila early Monday.The deceased was identified as Ejarul Islam, 41, a resident of Bhabanandapur village of the upazila.Quoting locals, police said a gang of armed robbers numbering 14-15 stormed into the house of Mintu Sheikh of the village breaking the door open at about 2:00am.The gang looted cash, gold ornaments and other valuables from the house.Hearing the scream of the house inmates, locals rushed to the house and chased the robbers.The robbers also stabbed Harej, son of Mintu Sheikh and his neighbour Rashid when they tried to catch the robbers.Later, the angry mob managed to catch the gang’s ringleader Erajul and have him a good thrashing, leaving him critically injured.
Informed, police rescued him and took him to Meherpur General Hospital where the doctors declared him dead.
Officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Ahsan Habib confirmed the incident.Ejarul was wanted in several cases including for robbery, murder and extortion, the OC added. -UNB, Meherpur


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