After being brought to the Eastern Regional Hospital, one of the suspects died.
The incident happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
After attempting to steal large aluminum cooking pots from a Chop bar operator in Betom, the two victims and other accomplices who escaped were supposedly arrested by the local.
The mob brutalized and tormented the two suspects, inflicting nail and cutlass wounds on them. The mob dragged and abandoned the suspects in the Apenteng Hall area, believing they were at risk of being killed.