Bodies of two minor girls were found hanging from a tree in a Madhya Pradesh village in Chitrakoot district on Wednesday.
Chitrakoot senior police officer Manoj Jha said the cause of death could not be found and the deaths appear to be a case of suicide.
"Prima facie it looks like they have tried to kill themselves by hanging," he said.
The bodies have been sent for post-mortem.
"The girls used to work together. They left their home around 1 PM with ropes and were found hanging from the tree around 4 PM at the place which is around 500 meters away from the village," said the police officer.
Further action will depend on the post-mortem report, police said.
"We quizzed the family members but the reason for death could not be found," the officer said.