On his way home, Subhash Chandra, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Itagachha police outpost, stopped him as he was out on the road amid stringent lockdown.

“The ASI demanded Tk 1,000 as fine from me. I was pulled over for two hours as I did not have the money. Later, the ASI settled for Tk 200 as a local interfered. But it was too late,” Oliul said.

“My father had already died due to oxygen shortage when I finally managed to return home with the cylinder,” he said.

However, ASI Shubhash said, “I stopped Oliul as he was driving his motorcycle at a high speed and had no documents. But I did not hold him back for too long when I came to know that his father urgently needed oxygen.”

Satkhira Sadar Police Station officer-in-charge Delwar Hossain said, “We have heard about the incident; an investigation is underway.”

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