Police have arrested a man for assaulting a rickshaw puller over a trifling matter in the capital's Bangshal area.
The incident took place in front of the councillor office of ward-34 around 1:30pm on Tuesday when the commuters got stuck there due to heavy traffic.
A reporter took a video record of the incident and posted it on social media. Within hours, the video clip went viral, triggering a huge public outcry.
In the video clip, the man, wearing panjabi and prayer cap, swooped on the rickshaw puller all of a sudden and started to hit him. At one stage, the rickshaw puller fell down on the road.
Sohel Rana, assistant inspector general (media and public relations) of Bangladesh police, said police nabbed the man upon receiving a complaint in this regard through Bangladesh Police's official Facebook page.
A team, led by Bangshal Police Station Officer in-Charge Md Shahin, conducted a drive in the area and arrested Sultan Ahmed. Legal action will be taken against him, he said.