The detective branch (DB) of police released Sonargaon municipality Mayor Sadekur Rahman yesterday noon after he apologised for beating up a “Nosimon” driver and his nephew.
He was arrested around 12:45am yesterday on instruction of the district's superintendent of police (SP). The mayor expressed regret for his action and promised not to do such things in the future, said Nure Alam, additional SP of DB in Narayanganj. The driver did not file any case, and settled the matter with the mayor, he told The Daily Star.
On Saturday, Mayor Sadekur beat up Jamal Hossain, driver of a bamboo-laden “Nosimon” (three-wheeler) and his nephew, after it collided with the mayor's car.
The two were released later at the request of locals.
A video of the beating, which went viral on social media, drew huge public criticism.