Having 6 children, elderly mother is a beggar
Parents bring up and establish their children investing everything they have. In return, they want their offspring to stand by them in their old age and take care of them. What could be more shocking if an elderly parent has to seek alms to others for his/her living even having established children! This is what exactly happened to a Barisal mother.
Septuagenarian Monwara Begum of Khudrakathi village in Babugangj upazila, who lost her husband Ayub Ali three years ago, has five sons and a daughter, reports the UNB.
Three of her sons are now working at Bangladesh Police, including two being assistant sub-inspectors, while two other sons have their own easy-bikes. Her daughter is a schoolteacher.
However, all of the children abandoned their elderly mother after the death of her husband when she needs more care from her children. She took shelter in a shack near Babuganj Steel Bridge.
Finding no way out, Monwara started going door to door seeking alms for her living. However, she received injuries to the waist as she slipped while begging which made her unable to move.
When the elderly woman was counting the days to death at the hut half-fed and without treatment, district council member from ward-7 Farzana Binte Wahab came forward to arranging her treatment.
The generous woman sent Dr Shihab Uddin of Babuganj Health Complex to the shack for Monwara’s treatment.
The physician referred her to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital for better treatment.
Talking to UNB, Farzana said she came to know about the matter on Monday morning and sent the physician to her immediately. ‘I’ll bear the cost of her treatment.’
Monwara’s son Gias Uddin who earns his living running an easy-bike said, ‘I earn little. I’ve tried my best to provide treatment to my mother with my meagre income.’
He also said his three police brothers live elsewhere along their families who do not look after their mother.