Two prisoners serving sentences in different cases at Ferozepur central jail died here on Saturday.
65-year-old Balbir Singh of Dinanagar was serving a six-year sentence in a fraud case. He woke up in the morning but slept again after citing uneasiness and was later found dead in his cell.
Another inmate, 35-year-old Puran Singh of Fazilka, was serving a ten-year sentence. He was convicted under the NDPS Act. He was unwell from December 25 and was shifted to the civil hospital on December 31, where he died on Saturday. “Apparent cause of the deaths seems to be medical complications and will become clear after arrival of post-mortem reports. Magisterial probe has been ordered,” said Vibhore Sharma, Ferozepur DSP. “We are investigating under section 176 (omission to give notice or information to public servant) of the IPC,” said Sharma.