Three bloggers, including the publisher of a book of slain writer-blogger Avijit Roy, came under criminal attack at Lalmatia in the capital on Saturday afternoon.
Police said assailants stormed into "Shuddhaswar Prokashona, a publishing house, at house 8/13 in block- C of Lalmatia at about 3pm and hacked its publisher Ahmedur Rashid Tutul, a close friend of blogger Avijit. They also hacked Sudeep Kumar alias Randeepok Basu Ghosh and shot Tareque Rahim.
DMP deputy commissioner Muntasirul Islam told media that unidentified criminals hacked three people in a printing press at about 3:30pm and left the place locking up its gate.
On information, local police rescued them and sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Condition of Tareque Rahim, who received bullet on his abdomen, is stated critical, hospital sources said.
Sudeep said some 3/4 assailants, aged between 20-25, attacked their office all of a sudden.
He claimed themselves bloggers of Sachalayatan and Muktomona blogs