Unidentified miscreants allegedly strangulated a minor girl to death and dumped her body in a deserted place near a village in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district, police said today.
The incident happened at Gangwara village under the jurisdiction of Runni Saidpur police station and the 14-year-old girl’s body was found on the outskirts of the village, the police said.
The girl was missing since yesterday. She had gone to her farm but she did not return home, the Station House Officer (SHO) of Runni Saidpur police station, Murari Prasad, said.
Her relatives began looking for her yesterday and found her body today, he said.
The police officer also said that it appeared that she was strangulated to death with her “dupatta”.
The body has been sent to a hospital for post-mortem examination, the SHO said, adding that an investigation has been initiated.