Noman’s cousin Hazrat Ali was a businessman in old Dhaka. After Noman was brought to town, he saw everything, good and bad. The two used to return home together on Eid. Even before July 7, the Hashem Foods factory caught fire. Noman’s legs were burned in the fire in the last week of June. Noman told that news to Hazrat Ali. He complained to his brother that he was not giving leave from the factory even though his legs were burnt. He wants to return home. Noman wanted to go home on holiday a few days before Eid al-Adha. Stay with mom for a long time. Keep your word to your parents.
Hazrat Ali cried remembering that. Noman spoke to Hazrat Ali on his mobile phone even in his most dangerous moment. After the fire broke out on the afternoon of July 6, Noman told Hazrat Ali on his mobile phone that their factory was on fire. A few of them took shelter in an air-conditioned room on the fourth floor. He wants to go to the roof. But their big sir is not letting anyone go to the roof. Then Noman’s cell phone rang until seven o’clock at night, but no one picked up the phone from that end.
Hazrat Ali returned home on Tuesday to celebrate Eid with his family. He did not hide his words from Firoza. As soon as Hazrat Ali returned home at 11 pm, Firoza came running. Wanted to know where Noman is. Hazrat Ali told this reporter, ‘What should I answer, he was crying like crazy. Lying at the end. Guys, Noman is not on holiday this Eid either. Noman will come home after Eid. He was rolling and crying then. These cries never stop. Wanting to talk to Noman on the phone. Guys Noman’s phone is broken, the factory is tight. There is no time to talk. I am giving some money to my aunt (Firoza), Noman has sent. Then he did not face. How long can a mother hide the news of her missing child? ‘ Hazrat Ali was also crying while talking on the other side of his mobile phone.
Firoza Begum is waiting for her son to return home after Eid. His crying will stop. Hazrat Ali knows that 49 bodies were recovered from the room where Noman was stuck on the fourth floor. Noman is unlikely to be found alive. Noman’s father Mannan Matabbar came to the morgue of Dhaka Medical College with a loan under restrictions. He gave DNA in the hope of finding the burnt body of the boy. Firoza doesn’t know any of this. Firoza is just crying hoping to see the boy.
If Noman was also burnt in the fire of that day, his body is also waiting to return home in the morgue of Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Will he be able to wait for Firoza Begum to see her body turned into coal?