A truck driver allegedly committed suicide in Noyarhat Kulupara area of Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital, on Thursday.
Locals said Liton Raj, 35, son of one Raj Krishan, beat up his wife Kulu Rani following a family broil over a bank loan on Wednesday.
Hearing her scream, neighbours and local union parishad member Farid and his supporters rushed to the spot and beat up Liton and scolded him.
Later, family members found his hanging body in a room of his house this morning.
On information, police recovered the body of Liton Raj, and sent it to Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue for an autopsy, said Ashulia police station officer-in-charge Abdul Awal.
The deceased’s father claimed his son committed suicide after being humiliated by the UP member and his people. He also demanded justice for provoking his son to commit suicide.
UP member Farid went into hiding soon after the incident.
An unnatural death case was filed with the police station.