Medininagar (Jharkhand): Two minor sisters were strangulated to death allegedly by three youths in Sarjamatu village of Palamu district, the police said on Sunday. The bodies of the victims, identified as Sujata Kumari (9) and her sister Rajni Kumari (7) were found from a paddy field, the police said.

According to an FIR lodged in this connection, the minors had gone to attend a marriage party along with a familiar person Abhisekh Kumar on Saturday night. The three accused - Basant Prajapati, Rajdeo Kumar and Manoj Kumar intercepted them while returning home but let off Abhisekh.

The victims were strangulated and their bodies were dumped in a paddy field, which were recovered on Saturday, the police said adding that the bodies have been sent to a local hospital for post-mortem.

Based on the FIR registered on the statement of Abhisekh, police arrested all the three accused.

Confirming the report, Superintendent of Police Anup T Mathew said the reason behind the killing was not yet ascertained.

The victim's father Ashok Ram works as a daily wager in Punjab.

(Agencies)

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