Jena fought against the king who was exploiting the people by imposing 64 types of taxes.
Acting on the FIR of the victim, police arrested the five accused.
It appears most likely that BJD might eat into congress vote bank to brighten poll prospects, observers say.
The victim and 13 witnesses deposed before the court.
In a bid to cash in on the sympathy wave, the BJD nominated his widow Sabtri Agrawalla as candidate.
He asked fellow citizens to reiterate commitment to reinforce trust and solidarity among communities for a just world.
The CM also directed the district Collector to monitor the treatment of Rao.
Bus services were also affected due to the agitation.
“My forefathers use to make these dolls for the festival and we have followed the tradition,” he said.
They also argued that the commuters would face a problem in reaching the town due to lack of busses from the new terminal to the town.
It was an adult Burmese python and locals took care not to harm the animal.