The body of a 12-year-old, who was allegedly raped and then killed by unidentified people, was recovered from a farmhouse in Dehwa village on the outskirts of Lucknow on Wednesday, police said.
According to police, the girl had been missing since Tuesday evening and her family, along with villagers had been looking for her.
The family feared that something terrible had happened to the girl after some relatives spotted her clothes in a field. During the search, the naked body of the girl was recovered from a farmhouse, circle officer (CO) of Mohanlalganj Janak Prasad Dwivedi told IANS. He added that some suspects had been detained and were being interrogated.
The farmhouse where the dead body was recovered belongs to Rishikesh, an engineer. He lives in Indiranagar in Lucknow.
Police have also confirmed "severe injuries on private parts" of the deceased. Cops say this could also be a case of gang rape, after which the girl was killed to prevent identification.
Some drug addicts in the village are suspects in the case, police said.