The deceased was identified as Abu Taleb, 33, resident Jhalmolia area of Puthia upazila.
Rezaul Karim, officer-in-charge of Puthia Police Station, said when two goats were crushed under the truck when it was being driven by Abu Taleb around 7:30pm and he tried to flee the scene.
But the goat owner along with locals riding on 10-15 motorcycles chased the truck and managed to catch the driver in Basupara of Puthia upazila around 8:15pm.
Later, they beat him mercilessly, leaving him critically injured.
The injured was rushed to Puthia upazila health complex where he died around 3:30am.
Police detained five local people in this connection.
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