The prime accused in Amit Muhuri murder case, Ripon Nath, yesterday confessed before a court that he used a brick to thrash Amit’s head inside the Chattogram Central Jail.
Amit Muhuri, a listed criminal who was accused in 15 cases including two for murders, died on May 29 following a fight with another inmate Ripon Nath, according to the case started by Jailor Nasir Ahmed.
Ripon had been on a five-day remand following the incident and was produced before the court of Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Mohiuddin Murad yesterday.
“He said he thrashed Amit’s head with a brick which was being used for setting up a stove inside the jail. He did it during an altercation over where to sleep. The court sent Ripon to jail after recording his statement,” said Assistant Commissioner (Prosecution) Kazi Shahabuddin Ahmed.
Asif Mohiuddin, additional deputy commissioner of the Detective Branch of Police, told this paper, “In confession, Ripon repeated what he earlier told police officials during remand. He narrated the same story to DB investigators as well.”
According to the case details, Amit and Ripon engaged in a clash inside room-6 of cell-32 when Ripon hit Amit on the head with a brick. Critically injured, Amit was taken to Chattogram Medical College Hospital around 10:00pm. He died around 1:00am.
Amit had been in Chattogram Central Jail since September 2017 when he was arrested in a murder case filed with the Kotwali Police Station of the port city.