Berhampur: One of the accused in the murder of BJD leader Congress Nayak, who happened to be the block representative of Aska MP Nityanand Pradhan, was arrested on Tuesday.

The accused has been identified as Manoj Swain, who was arrested from a jungle near Gochhabadi in Badagada police limit during the raids by the police.

It should be noted that Nayak was brutally murdered near his house at Haripur under Dharakote block on Sunday afternoon, following a political rivalry between two groups in the village over pasting of posters for the ensuing three-tier panchayat elections.