Agartala: In a horrifying incident, five persons including a policeman were allegedly murdered by a middle-aged man at Ramchandraghat under Teliamura sub-division in Khowai district of Tripura.
It is reported that the person named Pradip Debroy had been accused of attacking his family members, passers-by including a policeman with a shovel on late night of Friday last.
All of a sudden, Pradip became violent. He is a mason by profession and don’t have any history of aggressive and savage behaviour in the past.
Tripura police DGP, VS Yadav told this reporter that “Five people including a police official died after a mason turned violent and attacked his family members”.
“Two of his daughters, his elder brother, a passer-by and second officer of Khowai police stations died due to the gruesome attacks”, he added.
Yadav further asserted “The person has been arrested soon after the incident late on Friday night”.
Pradip killed his two innocent children Mandira Debroy and Aarti Debroy, elder brother Amalesh Debroy, Krishna Das and Khowai Police Second Officer Satyajit Mallick with a shovel. He also tried to kill his wife Mina Pal Deboy and auto passenger Karnabir Das.
Superintendent of Police (SP) of the Khowai district Kiran Kumar told TIME8 that “The accused Pradip was normal till the late evening of Friday last. But, all of a sudden, he took a shovel and attacked his two daughters, who were playing inside the house”.
“Seeing ferocious role of their father, elder brother of Pradip came to save them and he also received repeated stabbing with the shovel which led him to death”, SP Kumar said.
He also said, “Infuriated Pradip stepped out of his home and started attacking, whoever he found in front of him. Pathetically, 54-year old Krishna Das and his son Karanbir Das had become the prey to his attack. Krishna Das died on spot and his son received grievous injuries”.
Receiving information about this pathetic incident, on-duty police officer Satyajit Malik rushed to the spot. He also learned from locals that two people were alread murdered.
Police officer went straight to the accused person with a lathi to control him, but Pradip started beating Mallik randomly before he could do anything.
A huge contingent of police force reached at the spot and the accused person was arrested. He was brought to Khowai police station but he was still behaving violently and trying to hit the walls repeatedly.
Accused Pradip was produced in the court on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Khowai police later recovered Satyajit Mallik, Karanbir Das, the accused person’s wife Mina Pal Debroy from the spot and brought to Khowai hospital. The on-duty doctors referred them to GBP hospital. The police officer died on reaching Agartala.
As per the latest information, the other injured persons are still critical at the hospital. When asked what could be the reason, the SP said, “Family members have told the police that he has no past history of such behavior. Locals predicted that it could be a consequence of some occult practices like witchcraft and all. Investigation is underway to ascertain as to what has actually happened”.
It is worthy to mention here that Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb to visit police office Satyajit Mallik house at Indranagar here in Agartala city on Saturday afternoon.
Chief Minister and union minister of state Pratima Bhoumik expressed their deep condolences over the deaths of Satyajit Mallik and other departed souls.