Councillor sued over torture

A youth was tortured allegedly by a local ward councillor over theft allegation at Dakkhin Islampur in Munshiganj district town on Monday morning.

The victim, Murad Hossain Rony, filed a case against Ward 8 councillor Awlad Hossain and two others — Monir Hossain and his brother Kalai Hossain — with the Munshiganj sadar police station in the evening.

Munshiganj sadar police officer-in-charge Abu Bakkar Siddique on Tuesday said that two accused Kalai and Munir were arrested.

The incident of beating the man, with his hands and legs tied from behind, went viral drawing reactions among the local people.

Murad was bought from his house to the councillor’s place and was beaten mercilessly in public by Awlad to make him confess to being involved in the theft of gold and money from Awlad’s home, according to the case document.

Police later rescued Murad from the place.

Awlad admitted that he had beaten Murad, but now felt repentant for that.


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