Fact Check: Picture Of Man On A 2-Wheeler With Oxygen Cylinder Tied On His Back Is From Bangladesh, NOT India

A picture of two people riding a motorcycle, holding a medical oxygen cylinder, is being shared widely on social media. 

“After seeing heart was melt hands shaked body was shivering for some seconds cause i imagined the situation who was going through oxygen cylinder carried by bike rider pillion rider holding a cylinder if your human just imagine the situation without oxygen,” the post read.

Here’s the link to the above post. More such posts can be seen here and here.


NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be misleading.

A simple Reverse Image Search on the picture led us to multiple reports from Bangladesh featuring the same image.

A report by Bangladesh Journal shared the picture with the headline: Man goes to hospital with oxygen cylinder tied on his back to save his mother who is a primary school teacher (rough translation)

Prothom Alo also shared the same picture in an article published on April 18, 2021. According to the article, the man identified as Ziaul Hasan drove for 18 km on a motorcycle to take his sick mother to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barisal.

Another report can be seen here.

Hence, from the above fact check, it is clear that the picture is from Bangladesh and not India.

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