Abdus Sattar mentioned in the statement that the contractor Mokhlesur Rahman appeared at the public works office around 12 noon. As the executive engineer was not in the office at that time, he entered the room of engineer Abdus Sattar. At one point during the conversation between the two, Abdus Sattar asked the contractor Mokhlesur Rahman about one of his works. He also asked why he was not completing the work on time. Mokhlesur Rahman became angry at this. He physically assaulted the engineer with abuse.
When contacted by Engineer Abdus Sattar, three officials and employees of the Public Works Department said that the contractor became agitated as soon as he spoke to Abdus Sattar. He started swearing in vulgar language. At one stage, engineer Abdus Sattar was punched. At this point, when he started shouting, the colleagues went ahead. Later, the contractor left the office cursing.