Bodies of three women were found hanging from a tree in Tohara village under Umerkote area of Nabarangpur district on Saturday.
According to sources, all the three deceased belonged to the same village and one of them is stated to be married.
One of the youth of the village claimed to have seen the trio moving towards the nearby jungle in the afternoon prior to the spotting of their dead bodies in the forest.
While the exact reason behind the incident is unclear. Police had not reached the spot till the latest report was filed.