Uttar Pradesh police has recovered the body of a 17-year-old girl, who was raped before murder on her way to fill a scholarship form in Lakhimpur Kheri. This is the second incident of a teenager girl’s rape and murder in Lakhimpur Kheri district in past 10 days.

According to the police, the body had injuries of a sharp weapon on the neck when they found it 200 metres from her village.

“The post-mortem report has confirmed rape. We are making all possible efforts to identify and arrest the accused. We hope to make a breakthrough soon,” SP Satendar Kumar said as quoted by India TV.

The family members of the girl told the police that she had left home on Monday to fill up a scholarship form at a town nearby. The police was informed when she did not return home.

“I really do not know what to say or whom to suspect. She left around 8.30 a.m. on Monday. We do not suspect anyone,” the teenager’s uncle told reporters.