Bargarh, May 21 -- Political slugfest intensified today over the alleged murder of an auto-rickshaw driver a few meters away from a booth during the second phase of polling yesterday at Sarsara village under Sadar police limits in Bargarh district.

"The victim man was an active worker of BJP and the accused persons are from ruling BJD," alleged BJP-fielded candidate from Bargarh parliament segment Pradeep Purohit.

Reacting to this, BJD district unit working president Japan Mohapatra said, "BJP is scared of losing the ongoing elections. Hence, the party leadership is bringing baseless allegations."

Worth mentioning, police have detained ten suspected persons in this connection and they are being interrogated by the probe team.

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