Etawah: A 19-year-old girl and her younger sister, who had gone on Monday evening to relieve themselves in a farming field in their village near here, were found shot dead hours later, the police said on Tuesday.
Etawah Senior Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar Tripathi said the incident occurred in a village under Basrehar police station jurisdiction.
When the girls did not return home till late, their family members thought they would have gone to a neighbour’s house to attend a marriage function there.
“However, when they did not return even by late night, the family members began a frantic search for them and found their bodies in a nearby farming field. The police have sent the bodies for autopsy. At the crime spot, police have found bullet shell and a liquor bottle,” the SSP said.
Police denied that the girls were raped but said an autopsy will establish whether they were sexually assaulted.