publisher hacked to death
A publisher of slain writer-blogger Avijit Roy has been hacked to death hours after another publisher of his books was attacked in Dhaka.
Faisal Arefin Dipan, who ran 'Jagriti Prokashony', was hacked to death in his office on the second floor of Aziz Supermarket at Shahbagh on Saturday, blogger and online activist Mahmudul Haque Munshi told bdnews24.com.
Dipan was attacked hours after another publisher Ahmedur Rashid Tutul was attacked with sharp weapons.
He was declared dead by doctors after being taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), police said.
Tutul is being treated at DMCH along with writer Ranadipam Basu and blogger Tarek Rahim, who were also injured in the attack.
Tutul, who owns publishing house ‘Shuddhaswar’, was hacked up in his office at Lalmatia around 2:30pm along with blogger Rahim and writer Basu.
Doctors said Tutul and Rahim were in critical condition.
Later, DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia, quoting doctors, said all the three were out of danger.
'Shuddhaswar' had published a number of books written by Avijit Roy.
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