Three employees of a local Bengali daily were stabbed to death inside its office by two unidentified assailants in Tripura capital on Sunday.
According to police, the motorcycle-borne assailants barged into the office of “Dainik Ganadoot” at the Palace Compound at 3 pm and stabbed a proof reader and a driver on the ground floor before proceeding to the first floor where they stabbed the office manager.
As it was Sunday afternoon, only one reporter was present at the newspaper office “‘Gandoot Bhawan”.
He fainted on seeing the assailants stabbing the two men on the ground floor and was left unharmed.
All the three men, who were knifed a number of times each, were rushed to the hospital where they were declared brought dead, the police said adding the traumatised reporter was also undergoing treatment there.
The three were identified as proof reader Sujit Bhattacharya (32), office driver Balaram Ghosh (40) and office manager Ranjit Chowdhury (60), the police said.