Victims of Petrol Bomb

PhotographerPrashanta Hridoy
Prize2nd Place in Deeper Perspective / Deeper Perspective
CompanyFreelance Photographer
City/CountryNARAYANGANJ, Bangladesh
Photo Date9th Feb to 3rd March, 2015.
Story

Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), Burn Unit doctors said that most of the petrol bomb victims were burnt from 20 percent to 40 percent of their bodies and faces. A continuous blockade interspersed with hartals has been going on since the 6th January, 2015. It was called by the 20-Party Alliance demanding the resignation of the Awami League government which came into power through the one-sided election of the 5th January. The protests have become increasingly violent and nearly 1,000 vehicles have been torched or vandalized. The security forces have in turn arrested more than 10,000 opposition supporters while more than a dozen protesters have been shot dead, prompting allegations of a shoot-to-kill strategy. There has been an outbreak of violence and innocent ordinary people are being killed. Petrol bomb attacks on vehicles in Bangladesh are leaving people dead, destroying families and terrorizing normal society. Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Entry Description

Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), Burn Unit doctors said that most of the petrol bomb victims were burnt from 20 percent to 40 percent of their bodies and faces. A continuous blockade interspersed with hartals has been going on since the 6th January, 2015. It was called by the 20-Party Alliance demanding the resignation of the Awami League government which came into power through the one-sided election of the 5th January. The protests have become increasingly violent and nearly 1,000 vehicles have been torched or vandalized. The security forces have in turn arrested more than 10,000 opposition supporters while more than a dozen protesters have been shot dead, prompting allegations of a shoot-to-kill strategy. There has been an outbreak of violence and innocent ordinary people are being killed. Petrol bomb attacks on vehicles in Bangladesh are leaving people dead, destroying families and terrorizing normal society. Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Story

Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), Burn Unit doctors said that most of the petrol bomb victims were burnt from 20 percent to 40 percent of their bodies and faces. A continuous blockade interspersed with hartals has been going on since the 6th January, 2015. It was called by the 20-Party Alliance demanding the resignation of the Awami League government which came into power through the one-sided election of the 5th January. The protests have become increasingly violent and nearly 1,000 vehicles have been torched or vandalized. The security forces have in turn arrested more than 10,000 opposition supporters while more than a dozen protesters have been shot dead, prompting allegations of a shoot-to-kill strategy. There has been an outbreak of violence and innocent ordinary people are being killed. Petrol bomb attacks on vehicles in Bangladesh are leaving people dead, destroying families and terrorizing normal society. Dhaka, Bangladesh.

About Photographer

Since my childhood, I fell in love with the creative process. This motivates me towards photography and documenting lives around my circumstances. Past ten years I have established a set of poignant life event through my camera. My main passion lies in capturing human condition in unique, challenging situations. My range of subjects is fairly broad, but whether I am photographing daily life, child labor or homeless people my common aim is always the same - to capture the human element. I performed as a Jury member in VOUBS International photo contest 2017 (Bulgaria).