A suspected extortionist was killed in a lynch-mob attack at Pahartali Bazar of Double Mooring area in Chattogram city on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Mohiuddin Sohel, 27. He was a listed drug trader of Khulshi area and used to collect toll from traders of the bazaar, claimed locals.
Mohiuddin Selim, officer-in-charge of Double Mooring Police Station, said that Sohel locked into an altercation with the traders at about 11:00 am when he went to the bazaar to collect toll.
At one stage, the businessmen along with locals gave him a good beating, leaving him critically injured. He was taken to Chattogram Medical College Hospital where the on duty doctors declared him dead.