Muzaffarnagar: An 18-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered at Phugana village here, police said on Thursday.
Police officials told media, "The victim was missing since yesterday evening. Following a complaint by family members the police launched a search operation and today found her body in a sugarcane field."
Family members in another complaint alleged that unidentified persons raped and murdered her by slitting her throat, police officials said.
Meanwhile, the body has been sent for postmortem and security has been tightened in the village to thwart any untoward incidents.