The accused was arrested after a journalist sent the video of the incident to the police
Police on Tuesday arrested an individual from the capital’s Bangshal area on charges of torturing a rickshaw puller.
Accused Sultan Ahmed was arrested after a journalist sent the torture video link on social media to the media and public relations wing of the police.
The video showed Sultan Ahmed slapping the rickshaw puller in Bangshal around 1:30pm. At one point, the rickshaw puller fell on the ground and lost consciousness.
The media and public relations wing ordered Bangshal police station OC Shaheen Fakir to find the perpetrator and bring him under law immediately.
A team led by the OC then found the accused and arrested him.
During interrogation, it was learned that Sultan Ahmed was a local landlord and an influential person in the area.
Legal action is being taken against him, said AIG Md Sohel Rana of Bangladesh Police.