Tension mounted at Gokinepalli village in Mudigonda mandal after miscreants set ablaze haystacks belonging to Prasad, the main accused in the murder of Congress activist K. Samraat, in the wee hours of Saturday. According to sources, unidentified persons torched haystacks at the cotton field of Prasad in the small hours of the day.

The police intensified security in the village following the incident. Meanwhile, some of the accused in Samraat’s murder case have reportedly surrendered before the local police later in the day.