Berhampur: The Crime Branch on Sunday arrested two more persons in connection with the murder of BJD leader, Congress Nayak.

The persons have been identified as Satrughna Swain and Ranjan Swain of Haripur who were arrested in a joint raid by Badagada police and Crime Branch. While Satrughna was nabbed from Taptapani, Ranjan was arrested from Balugaon, sources said.

It should be noted that Nayak was brutally murdered near his house at Haripur under Dharakote block on February 5, following a political rivalry between two groups in the village over pasting of posters for the ensuing three-tier panchayat elections.

With arrest of these two, the total number of arrests in this case rose to five. Earlier the prime accused and two others were arrested by the police.