A 15 year old girl was brutally murdered at village Manepur in the district of Gurdaspur on Tuesday night.

The girl went missing on Tuesday and was found murdered in a building close outside of the village. The girl’s mother died soon after her birth and father worked out of state as a combine operator.

SSP HS Bhullar told the media the girl was strangled to death with her ‘dupatta’ and rape was suspected.

The police were contacted after people from the village saw the dead body in the panchayat ghar and police from Kalanaur arrived on the scene.

Cases have been registered under sections 302, 376, and 511 of the Indian Penal Code.

The body was sent to the Gurdaspur Civil Hospital to determine the cause of death and to confirm if the girl was raped.

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