A crazed mob lynched a 17-year-old youth to death suspecting him of stealing in Kazi Nuril village under Sadar upazila of Bogura on Sunday night.
The deceased Joy Miah was son of Swadhin Miah of Baroipara village under Shakharia union of the upazila.
Locals said victim Joy entered the house of one Montu in the Kazi Nuril village around 9:30 pm.
Spotting Joy, Montu screamed out by calling him chor (thief) while Montu’s elder brother Ashraful also came out of the house.
Sensing this, Joy climbed up to a jackfruit tree in the house but the two brothers gave a good thrashing after bringing him down the tree, the locals said.
At one stage, locals also beat him up which led to his death, they said.
Saihan Waliullah, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station, said on information they recovered the body from the spot and sent it to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.
Accused Montu and his brother Ashraful fled away from the village, he said, adding that legal actions will be taken in this regard.