A 19-year-old girl along with her minor sister was shot dead last night in a farming field at her village near here, the police said today.
Etawah's Senior Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar Tripathi said the the incident took place in Kailamau village in Basrehar police station area last evening, when the two sisters had gone to the fields to relieve themselves.
"When the girls did not return home till late evening, the family members thought they had gone to a neighbour's house to attend a marriage function," the police said.
"As the girls did not return even by late night, their family members launched manhunt for them and eventually found their bodies in fields with some bullet shell and a liquor bottle by their bodies," the SSP said.
Citing the autopsy findings, Tripathi said, "Prima facie there was no sexual assault on the girls and it seems to be a case of murder with bullet injury marks found on bodies of both the girls."
"We have some clues in the case, and are investigating it," he said without elaborating further.
Another police official said it appeared to be a case of "one-sided spurned love."
"The girls were from a very poor family. The family did not have any enmity with anyone in the area," the police said.
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