Mani Gagarai was disconsolate. The harried woman from Chulia village under Kamakhyanagar police station limits was sobbing near the main gate of the plant asking all and sundry about the whereabouts of her husband Pandab Gagarai, who had gone missing.
She had rushed to the Bhusan Steel plant at Kantabania on Thursday after receiving a phone call about the death of her husband, who had been working in the plant since two months as a daily wage worker, following a fire in the plant on Wednesday.
But there was nobody who had an answer to her persistent queries. Two full days after the mishap, she still does not know if her husband is alive or hsd perished in the fire that engulfed blast furnace II on that fateful day.