Rangpur: Two highwaymen, including the ringleader, were killed in a lynch-mob attack in Paglapir area of Sadar upazila early Saturday.
The deceased were identified as Saju Mia, 40, and Badsha Mia, 34. Both of them hailed from Chowdhurypara in Gangachhara upazila of the district.
Police and locals said a gang of 7-8 bandits blocked Rangpur-Dinajpur highway placing trees on it around 12am and tried to loot valuables of passengers of vehicles.
Being informed, locals rushed in and they along with the passengers chased the gang and caught two of them -- Saju and Badsha -- while the others managed to flee the scene.
Later, the angry mob gave them a good beating, leaving the duo seriously injured.
On information, police rescued the injured hoodlums and took them to Rangpur Medical College Hospital where attending doctors declared them dead.
Describing Saju as the ringleader, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station Shahabuddin Khalifa said he was accused in a number of cases, including of mugging and robbery.
A case was filed in this connection.