An appalling video of a mentally challenged youth being tortured by a union level leader of Awami League (AL) in front of his mother went viral on social media.
The shocking incident took place at Kaziatol Purbopara village in Muradnagar upazila of Cumilla.
The tortured victim, Rajib Chandra Biswas, 18, is son of Rakhal Chandra Biswas of the village.
Sajal Chandra Biswas, elder brother of the victim, filed a case against the alleged culprit Abu Taher with Muradnagar Police Station over the incident yesterday.
“My brother was working as a goldsmith at Tatibazar of Dhaka. Recently his mental health deteriorated so we brought him back at our village home. On Wednesday, Rajib ransacked our home and broke the showcases, so we tied him at our house yard. He was shouting at random towards the passer by and one of them happened to be Taher,” Sajal said.
Hearing Rajib’s racket Taher came to our yard and tortured him by kicking in the face, chest and back despite repeated plea from my mother.”
Mentionable, Taher is a union level leader of the ruling AL, also an ameer of the same union unit of Islami Sashontantra Andolan (ISA).
Officer in Charge of Muradnagar Police Station AKM Manjur Alam said Taher has gone into hiding after the incident and drives are underway to arrest him.