The youngest son of Jhalokati mayor pulled a gun on his father, the municipality mayor in Jhalokati on Tuesday.
“Aminul Islam Liton, youngest son of Liakat Hossain Talukdar, Jhalokati mayor and municipality Awami League president, fired four rounds at his father,” said Md Jobayedur Rahman, superintendent of police in Jhalokati.
He also said: “We seized the gun and arrested Aminul.”
Requesting anonymity, a confidant of the mayor’s family said Aminul was providing illegal licences for easy-bikes (local three-wheelers) without informing his father. When Mayor Liakat came to know about it, he called his son to his office to chastise him regarding the issue. Aminul arrived at the mayor’s office drunk and disorderly around 6pm.
Their meeting soon escalated into a scuffle. At one point, Aminul took out a gun and fired it at his father.
Aminul, being under the influence of alcohol at the time, missed all four shots aimed at his father.
The mayor’s aides rushed to the room and subdued Aminul and handed him to the police.
Mayor Liakat survived the attack without suffering any physical injuries.