Police have arrested the village headman who tortured a boy in front of his mother with his hands tied up at Kajiyatal village under Muradnagar upazila in Cumilla district.
Police arrested Abu Taher Contractor around 11.30pm on Thursday from Narayanganj.
Officer-in-Charge of Muradnaga Thana Monzurul Alam confirmed the matter.
Abu Taher is the vice-president of Darora unit of Awami League and Naybe-e-Ameer of Islami Shasontantra Andolan.
A video footage showed that Raju Chandra, 12, son of Rakhal Chandra of the village, being tortured by the village headman in front of his mother with his hands tied up for not showing due respect to him.
The video footage has gone viral on social media site Facebook, triggering an outcry.
Screaming of the victim and repeated requests of his mother failed to deter Abu Taher from inflicting the inhuman torture on the boy.
Failing to prevent the torturer, the victim’s mother was seen standing with tears rolling down her cheeks.