The 14-year-old's body has been sent for a post-mortem examination. (File photo)
The body of a 14-year-old Dalit girl who appeared to have been raped and then killed was found in a village in Shahjahanpur. The class 8 student's body was found in a naked condition with her throat slit, police said today.
"In the night, the body of the girl was found in a naked condition. Her throat was slit," said Superintendent of Police (city) Dinesh Tripathi.
"It is possible that the girl was first raped and then murdered," police station in-charge Istkhar Ahmed said.
Empty pouches of alcohol were found near the body of the girl, who went missing last evening from her home in Ahmadnagar village under the Roja police station, prompting her family to launch a search.
The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination. A hunt has been launched to nab the culprits, police said.