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Probe ordered into deaths of prisoners

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

The district administration has ordered separate inquiries into the deaths of two septuagenarian prisoners of the Central Jail, Guwahati, an official release said here.

The two convicts had died last month in two hospitals in and separate probe orders were given for the two deaths.

Abdul Sabhan, aged 76, expired at the B Barooah Cancer Institute here on April 24 during treatment, while Raj Karan Singh, 70, died at the the previous day, the release said.

Sabhan, who hailed from district, had been transferred to from District Jail on August 9 last year for better medical treatment.

Singh was from district and he was admitted to hospital on April 23 because of his and he died on the same day, it said.

The probe reports are to be submitted to the National Human Rights Commission and the Human Rights Commission, the release said.

Submitting reports on death of prisoners while serving term to the NHRC or the AHRC is part of a routine official procedure, official sources said.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 17:50 IST