Gazaria mass beating victim dies

A mugger who was injured in a lynch-mob attack in Gazaria upazila on September 17 died at a hospital in the capital on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Sakil, 26, son of Shahabuddin of Shekhergaon village in Meghna upazila of Comilla district.

Sub-inspector Hanif Sarker of Gazaria Police Station said locals caught three snatchers — Sakil, Mamun and Sajib– while they were trying to rob one Solaiman Mia of his belongings at Bhitikandi on Dhaka-Chittagong highway on the night of September 17.

Later, the angry mob handed them over to police after a good beating.

Police took the injured muggers to a local hospital. However, Sakil was shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital as his condition deteriorated.

Sakil succumbed to his injuries at about 11 am on Wednesday.


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