Jan Møller Hansen/ Denmark (Danmark)
Tanjim, Marjia and Jannatul
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Tanjim Akter Mala is 16 years old and from Bhola near Barisal in Southern Bangladesh. Tanjim lives with her mother, Jannatul, her father, Helal Raji, and her seven years old sister, Marjia. A man wanted to marry Tanjim, which she refused. Tanjim was going to school and wanted to complete her exam. The man got upset and attacked Tanjim and her younger sister Marjia while asleep. After the attack, Tanjim and Marjia were admitted to the Acid Survivors’ Foundations hospital in Dhaka with severe acid burns. During the first week of July 2018, Tanjim fell into a critical condition and was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit at the private City Hospital in Dhaka. Tanjim passed away on Saturday 7th July 2018 9:30pm due to kidney and lung failure and other complications caused by the acid. The following morning, family relatives came to Dhaka, and Jannatul and Marjia went back to their home with the body of Tanjim to bury her.Back to gallery