A teenage boy has been “tortured and killed” in Bangladesh after allegedly stealing a mobile phone, it has been reported.

Mohammad Raja, 17, was found with severe injuries in the Hazaribagh area of Dhaka. Family members said the boy had been confronted by a neighbour who claimed the teenager had stolen a mobile phone.

He was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Local police told CNN they believe the boy was tortured and “lynched” because of a suspected theft. They said they have arrested three people in connection with the incident.

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