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Avijit Roy being carried by his wife with help from others.[/caption]
Avijit Roy's publisher, Faisal Arefin Dipan of Jagriti Prokahony, was hacked on the 2nd floor of Aziz Supermarket at Shahbagh on Saturday evening.
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Three unknown assailants entered the office of a publishing house and attacked the writers and the man who published slain blogger Avijit Roy's book, police official Jamal Uddin said.
Dipan was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where the doctors declared him dead, a police official confirmed.
Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury Tutul of publishing house ‘Shuddhaswar’ was hacked in his office at Lalmatia around 2:30pm along with blogger Tarik Rahim and writer Ranadipam Basu.
Tutul and Rahim are in critical condition.
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In February, Islamists radicals killed Roy, 43, a U.S. citizen of Bangladeshi origin and a critic of religious extremism. They seriously injured his wife and fellow blogger, Rafida Bonya Ahmed.
(With agencies inputs)