At least five people, including a police official, were killed and two others seriously injured after a man attacked them with an iron rod in Tripura’s Khowai district on Saturday.
Police said the man identified as Pradip Debroy, who was suffering from depression suddenly attacked his two teenage daughters and younger brother in his house at Shewratali village on Saturday.
The trio died on the spot in the attack.
His wife was also seriously injured in the attack and she has been admitted to Khowai District Hospital.
Debroy then stopped an autorickshaw driver on the road and killed him and seriously injured his son
On receipt of the information about the incident, when a police team led by Inspector Satyajit Mullick reached the spot, Debroy attacked him, Khowai district ASP Rajib Sengupta said.
The officer succumbed to the injuries while being taken to Agartala Government Medical College, said Sengupta.
SP Kiran Kumar said that Debroy was suffering from depression for the last few days and he has been arrested.
A police contingent has been deployed in the village, he added.