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2 inmates die of cancer in past four days

CHITWAN — Two inmates have died of cancer in the last four days at the District Prison, Bharatpur.

On March 22, inmate Arjun Giri, 35, of Sindhuli died of cancer following which Thagraj Poudel of Rupandehi died on Saturday, according to Jailer Kamal Kafle.

Giri, who was sentenced three years ago on charges of committing a rape, was suffering from lung cancer and died in course of treatment at Bharatpur Hospital.

He was transferred to Chitwan from Ramechhap some months ago after suffering from cancer.

Poudel, on the other hand, was transferred from Palpa jail to Bharatpur prison. A total of 30 inmates have died in the last five years in Bharatpur prison alone.

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