Berhampur: A BJD leader, Congress Nayak, who happened to be the block representative of Aska MP Nityanand Pradhan, was killed by miscreants near his house at Haripur under Dharakote block on Sunday.

Nayak was attacked with sharp weapons when he was coming out of the house, the sources said.

BJD supporters blocked the highway passing through the village demanding immediate arrest of those involved in the incident. The agitation was called of following police intervention.

It is noteworthy to mention that the incident took place, just a day after Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik campaigned in the area for his party candidates, contesting for the zilla parishad members.