Berhampur: Berhampur police has arrested five more persons in connection with the killing of a Congress’ Assembly poll candidate in Ganjam district of Odisha.
It also issued lookout circular against prime accused Bhagwan Sahu.
Berhampur SP Pinak Mishra informed that police arrested five accused from Koraput and Balugaon railway station. Three bikes, two mousers and two daggers used in the crime have also been seized from their possession.
Manoj Jena, Congress candidate from the Aska assembly seat, was shot at on May 22, on the eve of the counting day, and he died on May 24. He, however, did not win the seat.
Earlier, police arrested two persons Hrushi and Ganesh, both residents of Aska, after an encounter.
Based on the FIR lodged by the deceased leader’s family, police registered a case of murder against seven persons, including Hrusi and Ganesh, and had also issued a lookout notice against them.