The body of a minor girl was found lying in a field here on Saturday with injury marks on her neck, suggesting that she was strangulated after being raped, the police said.

The seven-year-old girl went missing on Friday evening while playing outside her home in Jhalawar district’s Mogiyabhiya village, SHO of Kamkheda police station Dharmaram said.

Her father lodged a police complaint on Saturday morning and a case was lodged under section 363 (kidnapping) of the IPC, he added. The body was found at 4.30 p.m. in a maize field, following a search operation by police teams, the SHO said.

The police suspect the minor was strangulated to death after being raped sometime on Friday night as the body bore injury marks on the neck. No injury marks were found anywhere else on the body, Mr. Dharmaram said.

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