The video clip received widespread criticism among the netizens compelling the authorities to look into the matter
A video clip of a Bangladesh Chhatra League leader beating a nine-year-old boy with a piece of cloth at Choto Chougram of Singra upazila in Natore went viral on social media.
The video clip received widespread criticism among the netizens compelling the authorities to look into the matter.
In the video, it was seen that Arafat Rony, office secretary of Chougram union unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League, was beating Mohon Hossain, son of day-labourer Mukul Hossain of the area, with a piece of cloth.
He made the little boy hold his ears and squat in shame, the video shows.
Locals alleged that Rony tortured the minor boy after he bumped into him a few days ago.
Confirming the matter, Noor E Alam Siddique, officer in-charge of Singra police station, said that the details of the incident have been verified from the victim and his father.
”We have raided Rony's house and a few other places multiple times. We are yet to locate him," he added.
The person who took the video, wishing to remain anonymous, said: "Six months ago, on the way to the market on my motorcycle, I saw Rony beating Mohon with a Lungi near Bazar-Kamarpara bridge. He also made the little boy hold his ears and squat in shame."
Altab Hossain of the village said that Rony's father Jalal Uddin has apologized to Mohon's family and wanted to mitigate the issue locally