Parents of the deceased, all boys aged between three to seven years, are absconding, an officer said.
Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Omkar Singh Kalesh said the circumstances under which these children have died are being investigated.
Villagers have told police that there was some dispute in the family of Bharat Singh (40) who has two wives.
"Bodies of the five boys were spotted by villagers in a well in Chikhli village (about 80 kms from the district headquarters) under Sendhwa rural police station," he said.
A police team fished out the bodies from the water with the help of villagers and sent them for postmortem, said Kalesh.
Further investigation is underway.
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