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12:00 AM, June 02, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:53 AM, June 02, 2019

Amit Muhuri Murder

Infighting or pre-planned?

The investigation officer (IO) of the case filed in connection with the murder of Amit Muhuri inside the Chattogram Central Jail (CCJ) is going to seek a ten-day remand before the court to interrogate the accused Ripon Nath.

Ripon, an inmate, has not given any information during primary interrogation, says the officer.

“I have visited the spot and have received some vital information in this connection,” said IO Aziz Ahmed of Detective Branch.

“I have decided to file a 10-day remand prayer with the court to interrogate Ripon on Monday,” he added. 

Amit Muhuri, an accused in 15 cases including two murders, was killed inside the jail on Saturday, allegedly by another inmate, Ripon Nath (27).

After the incident, jailor of Chattogram Central Jail, Nasir Ahmed, filed a murder case with Kotwali Police Station accusing Ripon.

According to the case statement, Ripon hit Amit in the head with a brick following an altercation.

Critically injured Amit was rushed to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) where he died around 1am on that day. 

Meanwhile, Amit’s father Arun Muhuri claimed that it was a “pre-planned murder”.

He said that his son did not even know Ripon beforehand, and there was no enmity between them.

“I went to Kotwali Police Station on Saturday with the intention of filing a case accusing jail officials too. But the OC did not allow it, saying that jail authority already filed a case in this connection,” said Arun.

“My son has been murdered, so logically I should be the plaintiff of the case,” he said.

Contacted, Officer-in-Charge Mohsin said Arun did not want to file a case.

“He came to me with an allegation of negligence against jail officials. So, I advised him to submit the complaint to high-ups of the jail,” the officer-in-charge said.

Amit Muhuri was arrested on September 2, 2017 in connection with a murder case.

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