He hospitalized with stomach pain, but later developed breathing difficulties
A primary school employee, who fled a private clinic after being told to give samples for a Covid-19 test, died on the street gasping for air.
Reportedly, his plea to take him to the hospital was refused by an easy bike driver before his death.
The deceased, identified as Monirul Islam, 42, was an employee of a local primary school, died at Gurudaspur area of Natore on Saturday morning, Gurudaspur police station OC confirmed.
According to sources, Islam was admitted to the clinic on Friday afternoon initially with symptoms of stomach pain but later developed breathing difficulties. At this stage, the clinic decided to do a Covid-19 sample test.
"The deceased was admitted to a private clinic in Natore on Friday afternoon. He sneaked out of the facility on Saturday morning," said the OC.
"He tried to get on an easy bike at the station market area of Gurudaspur when he felt sick again but was refused by the driver. At one stage, the man fell onto the street and died gasping for air," the officer added.
There has been no clear explanation why the man, who went to the clinic with stomach pain and later developed a breathing problem, fled and why the bike driver refused to give him a ride.
Whether the person was positive for Covid-19 could not be confirmed.
His body was later handed over to his family, the officer said.