Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Dhenkanal, Feb 10:

Local police today arrested another accused in the murder of a BJP worker from Tarabha village in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district.

The arrested person identified as Chittaranjan Biswal is said to be the paternal uncle of the prime accused Byomkesh Biswal who is presently in judicial custody of Dhenkanal police.

The local police today took Byomkesh on a two-day remand today for the second time for further interrogation.

With Chittaranjan’s arrest, the number of arrested persons has risen to three.

Worth mentioning, Salman Rout was shot at by unidentified miscreants on February 4 night following which he was admitted to Dhenkanal District Headquarters Hospital in a profusely bleeding condition. However, he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Two groups had clashed in the village over putting up of posters for the upcoming three-tier panchayat polls in the state. It was alleged that Byomkesh, an OSAP jawan posted in Keonjhar, pumped bullets into Salman’s chest from point-blank range.