Top terrorist Amit Muhuri killed in Chittagong jail


by Anwar Hussain

Chittagong:  Top terrorist Amit Muhuri, 32, has been killed in a reported fight with another prisoner at Chittagong Central Jail.Amit sustained grievous injuries in the fight, and died while under treatment at the hospital around 1am on Thursday.According to Chittagong Central Jail sources, Amit Muhuri was involved in a fight with an inmate named Ripon at Number 32 cell in the jail on Wednesday night.

At one stage of the fight, Ripon reportedly hit him in the head with a brick. Critically injured, Amit Muhuri was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) around 11:30pm. Later, he succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Inspector Jahirul Islam, in-charge of CMCH police outpost, said: “We received information that Amit was inflicted with severe head injuries following a fight with another inmate in the jail.”

“Later, he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital around 1am on Thursday,” he said.Quoting the hospital’s on-duty doctor, Inspector Jahir said the top terrorist died due to his head injuries.

Amit’s followers thronged the hospital soon after the news of his death spread. Later, they vandalised the neurosurgery department of the hospital.

Inspector Jahir said the terrorist’s followers tried to create anarchy in the hospital but they dispersed them.

According to police, Amit Muhuri was a listed criminal who was accused in 15 cases, including several murders. He was arrested on September 2, 2017, over the murder of his supposed friend Imranul Karim Emon, and disposing of his body. He had been behind bars since then.

The elder of two sons of Arun Muhuri, Amit is a resident of Raozanupazila in Chittagong. He sat for his HSC examinations in 2010. Afterwards, he got involved in criminal activities and formed a criminal ring of his own.

He first came to prominence after a double murder in the city’s CRB area. Two people, including an eight-year-old boy, were killed during a gunfight between Jubo League and BCL activists over a railway tender on June 24, 2013.courtesy Dhaka Tribune