Bijnor: A 17-year-old girl, who went missing, was found murdered in the outskirts of the city,
police said here.
Aarti Verma, a class XI student of a convent school, who went missing on Thursday while returning from her school in Dhampur, was found dead on Bijnore-Jhaly Road on Friday, they said.
Police found a slip of paper from her cloth on which names of three persons, all from Dhampur, were written. Two of the named accused had been taken into custody.
The girl was identified by her school identity card kept in her bag, they added.
The post mortem report revealed that she was strangled to death, however, rape could not be confirmed.
Dhampur Police Station SHO Raghu Raj Singh ruled out that it was a case of kidnapping and said the girl might have left for Bijnore herself where her elder sister had delivered a baby two days earlier.
The girl`s father, a tailor, had filed a missing report when she did not return from school on Thursday.