Assaulting rickshaw-puller: Bangshal resident has to stay in jail till May 23 | The Daily Star
11:33 AM, May 06, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:56 AM, May 06, 2021

Assaulting rickshaw-puller: Bangshal resident has to stay in jail till May 23

The man, who publicly assaulted a rickshaw-puller in Dhaka's Bangshal area two days ago, has to stay in jail till May 23.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Debbrata Biswas yesterday (Wednesday) passed the order after Sub-inspector of Bangshal Police Station Md Ali Reza Mamun produced Sultan Ahmed before the court, showing him arrested under section 54 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, court sources said.

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After hearing, the magistrate rejected the bail petition in favour of Sultan and sent him to Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj.

The court also set May 23 for the next hearing in the case.

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The magistrate also said the accused cannot submit any bail petition until the the victim is traced, court sources said.

Police detained Sultan soon after a video of him assaulting a rickshaw-puller went viral on social media on May 4, which triggered widespread criticism.

In the video, Sultan Ahmed, a resident of the area, was seen verbally abusing and hitting the rickshaw-puller.

Despite being assaulted, the rickshaw-puller was seemingly calm and was weeping. Yet, Sultan continued slapping him. At one stage, the rickshaw-puller collapsed and lost consciousness.

Sultan then tried to pull the man, holding him by the collar, when passers-by intervened and stopped him.

Soon after the incident, the rickshaw puller regained consciousness and left the spot with his rickshaw.

Contacted, Shaheen Fakir, officer-in-charge of Bangshal Police Station, said, "We are yet to locate the victim as of this morning (Thursday), but hope we will find him soon."

"After locating the victim, a regular case will be filed against Sultan," the OC added.


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