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Bailey Road fire: How will the family of the deceased Shanta-Mehdi-Naeem move on?

Shanto Hossain (23) worked as an assistant chef at the Waffle and Juice Bar on the ground floor of the Green Cozy Cottage building on Bailey Road in the capital. The building caught fire on the night of February 29. Shanto died due to suffocation in this fire incident. Due to financial hardship, his high school exams were not given. Later he came to Dhaka and took care of the family. The family is distraught now that he is dead. Shantar’s house is in Bhuigarh Paschimpara area of ​​Qutubpur Union of Narayanganj Sadar Upazila. His family members live in a tin house there. Shant was the eldest of two brothers and a sister. His younger brother Qarhan Hossain will take the HSC exam from Kabi Nazrul College in the capital. Younger sister Amena Akhtar is in third grade. Talked with Shantar’s younger brother Thanhar last Tuesday. He said, ‘My brother used to pay for my and younger sister’s education instead of studying. The family was running on his income. Now our future is uncertain.’ Father Amjad Hossain, mother Lipi Akter of Shanto-Prant. Amjad went to Saudi Arabia for work with the help of a broker a few years ago with a loan. But he did not get the promised job there. He himself is in trouble there. Unable to send money home. As a result, the debt amount of the family has increased to about seven lakh taka. He used to get a salary of 17,000 taka in a quiet month by working in a juice bar. After the fire incident, Malik organized a doa mahfil at a mosque in Warri of the capital. A total of Tk 20,000 has been given to them by the juice bar along with February salary. Now this money is their property. They do not even know whether any money will be available for compensation in this case of loss of life in fire. Shanto and 46 people died in the fire in the seven-storey building on Bailey Road. Among those who died, like Shanth, who were low-income earners, their family members are now not even allowed to express their grief. They are very worried about the future.