Berhampur: Ruling Biju Janata Dal on Monday alleged the involvement of Congress MLA Ramesh Jena in the murder of party leader Congress Nayak on Sunday.

Dhoba Nayak, brother of the deceased who lodged FIR has also mentioned the name of 14 others in this case.

Villagers and ruling party workers staged a road blockade at Dasamaili demanding arrest of the culprits, including the local MLA Rajesh Jena. The agitation disrupted road communication between Aska and Sorada for several hours.

It should be noted that Congress Nayak was brutally murdered by miscreants near his house at Haripur under Dharakote block on Sunday afternoon. He was allegedly killed by his political opponents in his village on Sunday. Although there was political rivalry between two groups in the village, sudden provocation over pasting of posters for the three-tier panchayat elections led to the murder, police said.