Two minor girls murdered after suspected rape in Bihar
    Katihar (Bihar), Aug 8 (PTI) Two minor girls, cousins
by relation, were killed after suspected sexual assault in
Katihar district of Bihar, police said on Thursday.
    Their mutilated, semi-nude bodies tied together with a
"chunri" were found in a field in Chaukia Pahadpur Diyara
village under Amdabad police station limits.
    Bruises and cut marks were visible on the bodies
including on their private parts, though rape could be
confirmed only after post-mortem, police said.
    The bodies were found this afternoon during a search
launched by police after the girls' families lodged a
complaint that they had gone missing in Wednesday evening.
    The two had gone out of their home to pluck some
vegetables for dinner but did not return home till Thursday
morning, the SHO said.
    Bodies of the girls aged 12 and 13 years have been
sent for for postmortem examination while investigation is on
to arrest the culprits, police said. PTI CORR NAC

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