Three inmates of Bikaner Central Jail were killed and two jail officials sustained severe injuries in a clash inside the jail premises on Friday.
Those killed were identified as Pawan Kumar,35,and convicts Mullaram,71,and Cornel Singh,84.
A 35-year-old convict serving life term,Habib,allegedly hit Mullaram with a brick and then attacked four others with the same brick. The incident took place around 9 am. Habib is said to be mentally ill and had also been treated at a Jaipur hospital earlier this year. He said Pawan and others poked fun at him and that was the reason why he attacked them.