Publishedduration19 hours agoshareSharenocloseShare pagelinkCopy linkAbout sharingimage copyrightDina Alamimage captionNoor Hossain in Dhaka in 1987, moments before he was shot dead by police

In 1987, a young protester with pro-democracy slogans painted on his body was shot dead by police in Dhaka, Bangladesh. His bullet-ridden body was dumped in a police cell, but a photograph of him helped inspire an uprising that toppled a dictator. The BBC's Moazzem Hossain, who was in the cell next to the painted man's body that day, went in search of the story behind an image.