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 - Nobody Cured of Covid-19 Due to 'Bhabhiji Papad': Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut Takes a Dig at Govt in Rajya Sabha

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 - Kangana Ranaut Says She Felt 'Raped' at The Hands of BMC And Shiv Sena Because of Emotional Trauma Caused to Her

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 - Love Jihad in UP: Married Man With 4 Kids Wears Wig To Hide Age & Identity, Lures And Rapes Minor in Meerut

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.