A police constable has been closed to the district Police Lines for beating a rickshaw puller over a trifling matter.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Sanjit Kumar Roy took the action against constable Abul Khayer, diver of a police van, for tarnishing image of the police department.
The SP also called injured rickshaw puller Selim Miah, 30, of Rasulpur village in Sadar upazila, at his office on Tuesday morning, and gave him Tk 10,000 for his treatment purpose.
On Monday morning, Khayer beat up Selim with a stick mercilessly after the latter’s battery-run rickshaw collided with the police van in Akur Takur Para area of the town.
It created anger among the people after a video clip of the incident went viral in the social media.
Being informed, the SP directed to close the police van driver and formed an inquiry committee, led by Additional SP Masudur Rahman Monir, to investigate the matter and asked to submit report within three days.