A Chattogram court yesterday sent a man to jail on charges of drilling holes into a youth's legs in the port city.
The accused Md Jalal, son of Ismail Hossain, allegedly drilled holes into both the legs of 28-year-old Amzad Hossain on Thursday night as Amzad failed to extort money from his father, said police.
Chattogram Metropolitan Police arrested Jalal in Shamsher Para area of the port city and placed him before Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Salem Md Noman yesterday. The court later passed an order to imprison Jalal.
Earlier on Friday night, the victim's father Md Azim, who was also injured during the attack while trying to save his son, filed a case against eight named and 15 unnamed accused with Chandgaon Police Station.
Abdur Rahim, inspector (investigation) of the police station, suspected the attack was carried out over previous enmity.
Speaking to The Daily Star yesterday, Amzad said, “I was returning home on a CNG-run auto-rickshaw from a wedding ceremony at a relative's house when a group of 20 to 30 men, led by Jalal, Didar, Nishan and others, stopped my vehicle.
“They dragged me out of the CNG and started beating me. At one point, they tied me to an electric pole and asked to call my father over phone for money,” Amzad said while on the hospital bed.
He added that, after the phone call, his father and elder brother rushed to the spot to save him but they too were attacked.
“They first beat me with an iron rod and at one point they drilled holes into my legs… They also beat my father and brother with iron rods, leaving them injured,” Amzad said.
The victim was undergoing treatment at the casualty ward of Chattogram Medical College Hospital.
However, police sources said Amzad, a worker of Chowdhury Engineering Workshop in the city, and Jalal are accused in several cases filed with Chandgaon Police Station.
Jalal stands accused in four cases while Amzad accused in three, the sources added.