"Dad, how are you? I really like sleeping with you. I have a lot of pain in my chest as I haven't slept with you for long. "
Dad replied, "Loving daughter, I will, so soon, sleep keeping you on my chest again."
The emotional 55-second video of the conversation between 3 and a half-year-old Alishaba Rahman Ibtida and her father police officer Abdur Rahman Mukul who was infected with Covid-19 went viral on social media.
Alishaba stood by the window and said, 'May Allah take away the virus and heal my father. When Dad has recovered, I will go to the land of butterflies wearing Eid attire."
The video was posted on the Barishal Metropolitan Police's 'BMP Media Cell' Facebook page at around 3am.
Abdur Rahman Mukul is the inspector of Barisal Kotwali Model Police Station (officer-in-charge, investigation). He contracted Covid-19 while on duty.
As seen in the video, Alishaba is talking to her father. "Dad, how are you? I really like sleeping with you. I haven't slept with you for long." Her father replied, "Ma, I will sleep with you on my chest again soon." The father said to Alishaba, "Are you in pain?" Alishaba says, "Yes". The father said, "Where is the pain?" Alishaba said, "In the chest."
This video was watched by 8,500 people and commented by 144 till 1 pm on Saturday. Many have prayed the father and daughter will soon hug and be together again soon.
One of them commented, "I got emotional after watching the video. It is difficult to hold back tears. It is understood that the family of the police officer is going through a difficult time. I pray that everything will be fine soon. "
OC (Investigation) Mukul, who is in home isolation, said, "I was at the police station on May 26. I felt a little sick and went back home at noon. At night, my temperature rose and I had a sore throat and cough. "
"From that day on I confined myself in a room in the house. As fever and sore throat increase, I had a test done on May 29. In two days, I was tested positive for Covid-19. "
Tasmim Tropa and Abdur Rahman Mukul got married in 2009. After 6 years of marriage, Alishaba was born. Then their life was going on like a dream. Everything suddenly becomes chaotic due to Covid-19.
Kotwali Model Police Station OC Nurul Islam said during the Covid-19 situation, Mukul has continued his duty to ensure social distancing and to keep the law and order situation normal. He got infected while on duty.
Barisal Metropolitan Police (BMP) Commissioner Shahabuddin Khan said they were in constant touch with Abdur Rahman Mukul over the phone.
About 2,000 members of BMP are working relentlessly to ensure social distancing and to maintain law and order. Alongside regular patrols, they are arranging janaza and burial of those who died of Covid-19, he said.
So far, 98 members of BMP have been infected with Covid-19 while on duty. Of them, 24 have recovered and are waiting to return to work, the BMP Commissioner added.