Lucknow: Bodies of two girls were found hanging from a tree in Mau tehsil in Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. As per the preliminary investigation conducted by the police, the deaths appear to be cases of suicide.

If sources close to News18 are to be believed, the two girls went to the fields and didn’t return home, following which a search operation was launched. Meanwhile, the bodies have been sent for post-mortem.

In a similar case in 2014, two cousins were found hanging from a tree in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh. The incident had left the nation in a state of shock. Initially, it was believed that the sisters were raped and hanged. However, days after detailed probe, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) reached on a consensus, over lack of evidence, that the duo had committed suicide.