- A 70-year-old man has to live with one of his sons
- His wife lives with their other son
- They both go through mistreatment at the hands of their daughters-in-law
A 70-year-old Bangladeshi man has shared how he and his wife are going through mistreatment at the hands of their daughters-in-law.
Abdul Rashid shared his sad story with photojournalist GMB Akash, who in turn shared it on his Facebook page.
He said he and his wife Rijiya have two sons and that he lives with one son while his wife lives with the other.
This is because neither of their sons is able to afford to care for both of them. He can no longer make a living for himself because of his failing eyesight.
Sadly, his daughters-in-law see him as a burden. They regularly ask him: "Why are you still alive and eating all of our rice three times a day? So many people die every day so why are the both of you still alive and ruining all our food stocks day after day?”
They also refuse to give his wife meals during the day. He has to spend all day at the mosque to avoid "disturbing" them.
He even said: "Every day after my prayers, I cry to God and ask him, 'Why do our children have to suffer because of us? Why he is not taking us?'" His sons do nothing to stop their wives.
Abdul's story touched many commenters on Facebook. See some of their reactions below.