''In the beginning, the two were best friends, but then Shamsul’s friend got married and things started to change. The relation between Shamsul and his friend became more and more problematic. One night Shamsul was sleeping in his shop. It was dark, and suddenly his friend came into the room during night and threw a bucket of acid over him. The acid spilt all over Shamsul’s body and went deep into his eyes. The incident happened one night in April 2007. Shamsul cannot remember which date it was.
''Some people from the non-governmental organisation BRAC had heard about the case, and they came to the hospital and got Shamsul transported to the City Hospital in Dhaka city. Shamsul was kept alive at the City Hospital, and after some time he was transferred to the Acid Survivors’ Foundation in Dhaka. Here they were able to save his life and get him through the critical time.
We would like to thanks Ulrik Jantzen and Jan Moller Hansen for their captivating photography and insight to a hideous crime.