2001 Photo Contest, Spot News, 2nd prize

Shafiqul Alam Kiron

Map Photo Agency

14 March, 2000

Nasrin Sultana Dulali worked as a nurse in a private clinic. She refused the advances of ward assistant Haider, who was later sacked for misconduct. After work one evening, Dulali had acid thrown at her. People alerted by Dulali's screams said they caught Haider red-handed. They tied him to a lamppost, beat him and handed him over to police. Haider was apparently burnt by his own acid when throwing it. He confessed to the photographer, but later denied involvement to the police. Dulali had to wait for two hours before being taken to hospital, where she died 32 hours later.

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Shafiqul Alam Kiron

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