New Delhi, Mar 19: A six-year-old girl’s body was found hanging from a tree in the Maal area on the outskirts of Lucknow, police said. The girl had been missing from Madiaon since March 15. Also Read - Ahead of Bakra Eid 2020, PETA Starts Campaign to Stop the Sacrifice of Goats, Urges People to 'Go Vegan'

Police said that the girl was student of Class 2 in a private school. Her father had lodged a FIR on the day she went missing. He has accused his neighbour couple of kidnapping the child. Also Read - 53-Year-Old Woman's Body Kept on Road for 7 Hours in Howrah Due to Covid-19 Scare

Even as her family and police searched for the minor, her decomposed body was found hanging from a tree  near the neighbour’s house in their native Lodhkheda village of Maal. The girl was in her school uniform and prima facie, it seemed like she was killed immediately after her disappearance on March 15. Also Read - Randeep Hooda to Begin Shooting For His Film Mard in Lucknow, Reveals Producer Rahul Mittra

Though the victim’s father claimed that she was raped and killed, police said the girl was not raped. Neighbour Brijesh and his wife Asha have been taken into custody for interrogation after the deceased’s family accused them of being involved in the crime.

According to the minor’s father, the couple committed the crime for revenge. The couple had earlier threatened to kidnap the child when their 17-year-old daughter went missing on February 15. He said the couple had then accused him of being involved in their daughter’s disappearance, but she had later returned and confessed that she had gone away on her own will.

Police are investigating the matter.