A suspected thief was killed in a lynch-mob attack at Shubhorara Mathpara in Abhaynagar upazila early Friday.
The deceased was identified as Illias Sheikh, 40, son of Hakim Sheikh of the upazila.
Quoting local people, police said local people caught Illias in front of the house of Asad Bhuiya when he went there for stealing a van around 4 am.
Later, local people gave him a good thrashing, leaving him dead on the spot, said Touhidul Islam, additional superintendent of police.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to local hospital morgue.