Sambalpur: Five more persons have been arrested today in connection with the sensational double murder in Odisha’s Sambalpur town, police sources said.
With this, the total number of arrest in the case has gone up to 7.
The arrested have been identified as Jimmy Mukhi, Rabi Kansari, Krishna Suna, Vikash Kansari and Deb Mukhi.
Police had arrested the prime accused Pandav Mukhi and his aide on Monday for murdering one Sujit Nag of Thelakopada .
Raids are being conducted by police at various places to nab others involved in the murders.
As per sources, a group led by Pandav chased and attacked Sujit near Laxmi Talkies Chhak. He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition where the doctors declared him brought dead.
Irate over the incident, Sujit’s supporters attacked Pandav’s brother Shankar and also torched his house. Later, Shankar was taken to the hospital where he succumbed to injuries.