Eight students are feared dead after their boat overturned at river Vena in Nagpur last evening around 6.30pm.
The group was celebrating a birthday and had posted a live video on Facebook just before the boat tipped over.
Two boatman and a student have been rescued and three bodies have been pulled out of the water.
Five more bodies yet to be found.
Police suspect that the boat overturned when the men were taking videos and selfies.
“The youngsters came yesterday to enjoy a boat ride. We are looking for seven people,” said police officer Suresh Bhoyat this morning.
A witness who saw the boat turning over called the police. A local diver helped rescue three.