Gajapati: Mystery shrouded the death of three brothers whose bodies were found in Birikot village under Adava Police Station in Gajapati district.
The deceased were identified as Bipra, Sanjiv and Jitu Majhi.
According to sources, Bipra went into a 6 foot deep basement of their house to store a few things here. However, upon not answering to other family members even after hours, the other two brothers, Sanjiv and Jitu, went inside the basement. The two other brothers too did not come out of the basement.
With no other options left, the family members sought the help of neighbours and pulled the trio out of the basement.
They were immediately rushed to nearby hospital, where doctors pronounced them to be dead.
On being informed, police reached the spot and sent the bodies for post mortem. A probe into the case is underway, sources said.