The Faridkot District Central Jail inmates held protest and roughed jail staff following the death of an inmate as the jail authorities failed to provide him timely medical assistance.
District magistrate Ravi Bhagat ordered SDM Faridkot to hold magisterial probe of the death.
According to superintendent jail SP Singh, jail inmate Karnail Singh, facing number of criminal cases including murder charges was being brought back from Patiala court on Tuesday evening.
His health deteriorated on the way and he was immediately shifted to hospital where he died. The
exact reason of the death of the undertrial will be as certained after post mortem report.
According to the jail superintendent, there was some resentment among the inmates but now the situation is quite under control.
Interestingly only two weeks ago a prisoner committed suicide by hanging himself in the jail hospital.