His head was apparently smashed with an iron rod and one of his close aides who was traveling with him, Sandeep Sahu is believed to have sustained multiple injuries. Amit was campaigning for the Congress for one of his relatives who is a nominee in the Jabera assembly by-poll.
The attack occurred between 11pm and midnight when the mob went berserk and attacked him. The group primarily consisting of youth were armed with iron rods and sticks. They also burnt down Amit's vehicle that had his personal security officer and other Youth Congress members from Chhattisgarh.
According to inputs from Bipin Kusulia, the secretary to Ajit Jogi, Amit was rushed to a private Jabalpur hospital. Sources in the hospital revealed that a blood clot was found in Amit's right eye and is feared to lose sight in his left eye. His hands and other parts have sustained injuries as well.
The Chhattisgarh CM is making plans to airlift his son to New Delhi for advanced medical attention as suggested by doctors in Jabalpur.