Cuttack: In a development in the Mahanga double murder case, Cuttack Rural Police arrested another person in connection with the incident.
The accused has been identified as Chaitanya Sethi, younger brother of prime accused Panchanan Sethi. He was arrested from Nuapatna area, last night.
With this, the number of arrests in the case rose to 6.
The accused have been booked under Sections 147, 148, 120-B, 302, 149 of the IPC, and Sections 27 and 27 of Arms Act.
On Tuesday arrested five persons including the prime accused.
Prime accused Panchanan Sethi, while being taken to the court yesterday, accepted killing the duo to take revenge of the past enmity.
It is to be noted that BJP leader Kulamani Baral and his associate Dibya Singh Baral were murdered in Salepur area of Cuttack district.
While Kulamani died at Mahanga hospital on Saturday night, his associate succumbed to injuries at SCB Medical College Hospital on Sunday morning.
Kulamani Baral was in-charge of Salepur Mandal of BJP and former chairman of Mahanga panchayat Samiti.