An elderly man was reportedly beaten to death by a mob in suspicion of theft attempt at Ghashuria village in the district headquarter on Friday morning.
The deceased was identified as Yasin Mia, 61, of Tajpur-Banpur area in the same upazila.
Inspector Md Maminul Haque of Joypurhat Sadar Police Station said locals caught Yasin along with equipment used to commit burglary and gave him a good beating branding himself as a thief.
Later, Yasin was taken to Joypurhat Modern District Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries in the afternoon, said police, reports UNB.
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