Goa Police on Saturday found as many as nine human skeletons buried in a pit near a homoeopathic college in Shiroda village, raising suspicion of mass murders.
"We were informed about skeletons by a local who called up the control room. Initially, two skeletons were visible and when we dug further we found seven more," a police officer said.
The remains were found buried little away from a Homoeopathic college run by a local politician. The complex also houses a higher secondary school and an engineering college, Ponda police who are investigating the case said.
The skeletons have been sent for forensic examination to the state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital.
Police said they would be able to know the gender, age and other details only after getting forensic report.
"The foul play cannot be ruled out because we have found nine skeletons in one pit," police said.