Dhenkanal: Two accused in the murder of Mayadhar Pradhan of Dhenkanal district were nabbed by the police today. Special squad of Dhenkanal police arrested the two accused, identified as Ranjan Behera and Ambaj Das, from Bhagabanpur in the district.
Mayadhar had been killed over political enmity at Gandia in the district during the celebration of Holi.
It may be mentioned that though Mayadhar did not have any political affiliation or links, his brother worked an activist for a particular political party and had picked up a dispute with workers of another party during the recently concluded panchayat elections in the state.
Following this Mayadhar and his brother had gone to police station to lodge a complaint.
However, Mayadhar was attacked and subsequently beaten to death near Koseida square while he was returning home on the night of March 13.
Police had registered a case in connection with the incident basing on the complaint filed by Mayadhar’s brother.