A suspected cattle thief was killed and another was injured after being beaten by a mob at Chandrapur village in Jhikorgachha upazila early Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Ilias, 30, son of Fazlu Mistri of Krishnagar village in the upazila.
Insan Ali, a resident of Chandrapur, said the thieves entered his cow shed around 2am.
“He got up hearing his cows mooing and caught the thieves with the help of locals. They beat up the duo before handing them over to police,” said Touhidul Islam, Additional Superintendent of Jashore Police.
Injured Ilias and Abdul, 30, were taken to Jashore Medical College Hospital but Ilias succumbed to his injuries on the way to hospital.
Police arrested two people on Tuesday night for reportedly gang-raping a sixth grader of a madrasa in Rajapur of Jhalakati district.
The arrestees were identified as Sagar Khan, 18, and Hemayet Khalifa, 40.
Family members said when the victim was standing alone in front of their house on Sunday morning, neighbours Jalal Hawlader and Sagar took her to Hemayet’s house in the locality where they raped her in turns.
They also threatened to kill her if she disclosed the matter to anyone.
However, the girl narrated the incident to the family members and the girl’s mother lodged a case with Rajapur Police Station on Tuesday night.
Contacted, Abul Kalam Azad, Inspector (Investigation) of the police station, said two suspects have been arrested. “Drive is on to arrest the other accused. The girl has been sent to Sadar Hospital for medical test.”