A life convict was beaten to death allegedly by two other inmates in Sangrur jail here on Thursday following a quarrel over watching a TV channel.

Bachitter Singh, a native of Gaura village, was thrashed by Sonu Singh and Jit Singh, police said. Accused Sonu and Jit were infuriated over viewing a particular TV channel in jail barracks where the deceased and accused were inmates, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Swaran Singh.

The minor scuffle culminated in a severe thrashing of the deceased. Police have registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder under Section 304 IPC. - PTI