Tripura: 3 men stabbed to death in newspaper office

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Agartala, May 20: Three staff members of Dainik Ganadoot, a newspaper in Tripura, were stabbed to death by unknown assailants on Sunday. Local police said the the killers came in a motorcycle and barged into the newspaper office located at the Palace Compound around 3 pm and stabbed a proof-reader and a driver on the ground floor. They then killed an office manager.

Only one reporter was present at the newspaper office 'Ganadoot Bhawan' at the time as it was a Sunday. He fainted on seeing the murders and was lft unharmed.

All the three men, who were stabbed several times, were taken to a hospital where they were declared brought dead. The traumatised reporter was also undergoing treatment at the hospital.

The three killed are Sujit Bhattacharya (32), office driver Balaram Ghosh (40) and office manager Ranjit Chowdhury (60),police said.

Editor-cum-proprietor of the newspaper Sushil Chowdhury, who lives in the same compound, suspected that three men were killd due to mistaken identity and thought himself to be the actual target. Although he could not understand the reason behind the killings.

Agartala Press Club has strongly condemned the incident and demanded security to the lives of journalists and employees of media houses in the state.

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