Police Superintendent, RS Meena has been quoted as saying, "There was a fight among two bus operators and one operator's people torched Ashok Travels' bus in which at least 10 people were killed."
The incident took place at around 5 pm at Sedhav Balmukund area which is only 300 km away from the state capital - Bhopal. The bus, which was attacked, belongs to Ashok Travels, police sources informed.
Police reportedly recovered eight dead bodies so far where 22 people received burns.
The sources also claimed that police have started investigation to locate Tarun Soni, Dilip Sharma, the absconding bus driver and conductor respectively.