BAHAWALPUR - Villagers tortured a dacoit to death here the other day.As per detail, Saleem, a resident of Chak 75 Derawar along with his four accomplices broke into the house of Rao Muhammad Nawaz and started collecting gold ornaments, cash and other valuables. Meanwhile, the family raised alarms due to which neighbours gathered outside the house. However, the culprits resorted to firing in a bid to escape but the people managed to get hold of Saleem while his accomplices fled away.  They started beating him with sticks and punches due to which he became unconscious. He was taken to Rural Health Centre Khatri Bangla where succumbed to his wounds. RHC Medical Officer Dr Shahid said that Saleem died of severe head injuries. Police registered a case against the villagers and sent the dead for autopsy.