Odisha police on Thursday recovered scattered bodies of four youth lying in the road near Jeypore town of Koraput district in Odisha. Besides, three torched vehicles —a Tata Safari, a Commander jeep and a motorcycle are also found near the spot.
According to the preliminary investigation of police, the bodies of the four youths, whose age would be around 30-35 years, were chased by a mob and later crushed with big stones which were also lying near the deceased. The incident may have happened around midnight, police said.
Talking to the media, Koraput SP Charan Singh Meena said the deceased belong to Madhya Pradesh as per a driving license of a deceased. However, all details about their identity were not confirmed, he added.
Meanwhile, the police have detained as many as 45 persons of three nearby villagers, where the incident occurred, for further investigation.