Thane: A 14-year-old girl was found raped and killed by unidentified persons in her house at Bhiwandi in Maharashtra. The accused allegedly beat the girl up and drowned her in a water tub. The matter came to light on Friday.Also Read - Will be Easier to Stop Infection If...: Maharashtra CM Concerned Over Tracking of International Passengers Amid Omicron Threat

According to police, the victim was alone at her home at the time of the incident i.e. yesterday afternoon. It is not clear how many people were involved in the crime, which was first noticed by the victim’s elder sister after she returned home in the evening. Also Read - Maharashtra To Reopen Schools From December 1, Even As Omicron Fears Emerge

Meanwhile, a manhunt has been launched for the culprits. An offence under IPC sections 376 (rape) and 302 (murder) has also been registered. Also Read - COVID Positive Returnee from South Africa Lands in Mumbai via Dubai and Delhi, Sample Sent to Check for Omicron Variant

When the victim’s elder sister returned home, she was shocked to see her sibling lying dead. After her parents arrived, they lodged a police complaint, she said.

The body was sent for post-mortem and based on its findings, the police registered the rape and murder offence against unidentified persons late in the night at the Narpoli police station, PTI reported.