A youth reportedly committed suicide on Thursday as his father was tortured inhumanly in front of him by the local UP member in Noyarhat Kulupara area of Ashulia, on the outskirts of Dhaka.
Locals said Liton Malo, 27, the son of Raj Kishor Malo, beat his wife Kulu Rani following a quarrel over an NGO loan on Wednesday.
Hearing her screams, their neighbour and local UP member Farid and his supporters rushed to the spot and began to beat and scold Liton.
At one stage, Farid and his men also started to brutally beat Raj Kishor, who was nearby when the incident occurred.
Seeing the unbearable scenario, Liton ran way, entered his room and locked it from the inside, witnesses said.
Family members found his hanging body in the room on Thursday morning.
On information, police rescued him and rushed him to Dhamrai Upazila Health Complex where on duty doctor declared him dead.
Later, the body was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue for an autopsy, said Ashraful Alam, sub inspector (SI) of Ashulia police station.
The deceased's brother Ripon Malo claimed that his brother committed suicide as his father was being humiliated by the UP member and his people in front of Liton.
He also demanded justice for inciting his brother to commit suicide.
Farid went into hiding soon after the incident.
An unnatural death case was filed with the police station, said the SI.