Cuttack: A special team of Cuttack Rural police on Monday arrested one more accused in connection with the brutal murder of BJP leader Kulamani Baral and his aide Dibyasingh Baral in Mahanga. Wih this the total number arrestees has gone up to 8.
The accused is Bhikari Swain, a local BJD leader and former block chairman of Mahanga in Cuttack district. Swain was among those named in the FIR lodged by Kulamani’s son. Swain was also one of the accused in the killing of one Bikash Jena in 2012.
Last week police had arrested prime accused Panchanan Sethi’s brother Chaitanya and another accused named Umesh Khatua. While Chaitanya was arrested from Nuapatna area in Cuttack, Umesh was apprehended from Rajgangpur.