A prisoner involved in a minor offence died under mysterious circumstances in district jail here the other night.

Muhammad Riaz, a resident of Phoolnagar, had been in the district jail for the last one year. He was languishing in a minor case of a quarrel which was under trail. He was found dead mysteriously I his barrack.

The Jail administration sent the dead body to DHQ hospital for post-mortem. Samples have been sent to Lahore for chemical examination while the dead body of Riaz was handed over to the family. According to the jail administration, Riaz suffered a cardiac arrest which took his life.