Etawah, Apr 17 (PTI) A 19-year-old girl and her younger sister, who had gone last evening to relieve themselves in a farming field in their village near here, were found shot dead hours later, the police said today.

Etawah Senior Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar Tripathi said the incident occurred in a village under Basrehar police station jurisdiction.

When the girl 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.

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