‘Grenade lobbed at Hasina in seconds as she stood up’
“The recollections of the horrible day of the horrific grenade assault on Apa (Sheikh Hasina) nonetheless hang-out me. I am unable to management my feelings after I bear in mind the ugly incident,” Gorky advised IANS on Saturday morning.
Gorky who was current on the rally advised Hasina that he wish to take an excellent image of her.
To that Hasina replied: “You do not find yourself taking footage! Properly, decide it up.”
“The primary grenade was hurled inside 10 seconds after Apa stood up posing for my digicam. We did not have time to take footage anymore,” stated Gorky, who had additionally sustained essential accidents within the assault.
“Nonetheless I’m alive after greater than 150 splinters of the grenades obtained into my physique”, the photojournalist stated including at the moment all his remedy bills had been borne by his newspaper ‘Day by day Jugantar’ after Hasina’s help.
“We had no concept in regards to the explosion firstly of the rally. The assault was launched focusing on Apa, the then opposition chief in parliament.”
Quickly after the horrific carnage, Hasina was taken to her automobile. Safety Guard Lance Corporal (retd) Mahbub died on the spot. Apart from, 24 folks misplaced their lives within the bloody assault.
Gorky was assigned by his workplace to cowl the Awami League’s peace rally and procession at Bangabandhu Avenue of the Capital.
He was close to the steps of the momentary stage within the truck in the course of the pre-procession rally. Later he obtained up on the stage to take footage.
“We had been on stage. After listening to the primary sound of the grenade, former Mayor of Dhaka Metropolis Company Mohammad Hanif, Mofazzal Hossain Mayai, Sheikh Hasina’s private safety Guard Mamun and lots of different leaders and activists rescued her”, stated Gorky.
“There was a massacre in entrance of the stage. It was troublesome to determine who had been killed and who had been injured. After I was taken for remedy underneath police safety, folks began throwing brickbats.”
One other journalist Subhash Singh Roy stated, “I had organized a medical staff at South Asian Hospital in Dhanmondi. My former acquaintance Professor Kazi Shahidul Islam had handled all of them.”
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