Lucknow | Jagran News Desk: The Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday said that the post-mortem reports of the two girls, who were found dead in a sugarcane field in the Unnao district earlier in the day, could not ascertain the cause of the death, adding that their viscera has been preserved for chemical examination.

Citing the postmortem report, Uttar Pradesh Police chief H C Awasthi said that no injury marks were found on the bodies of the two girls while the condition of the third girl is critical but stable.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken a serious note of the incident and directed the officials to submit a detailed report. He has also asked the officials to provide all necessary treatment to the girl who is admitted to the Kanpur hospital.

The three girls, aged 15, 14 and 16, were found tied in a field in Babuhara village in Asoha, around 36 km south of Lucknow, on Wednesday evening by the villagers when they did not return after they left their house to take fodder for the cattle, police had said.

The villagers informed the police and rushed the girls to the hospital, where two of them were declared brought dead, while the other was rushed to the Unnao hospital and later referred to Kanpur hospital, they said.

"Our investigation has found that bodies had no marks on them either in the hands or legs, suggesting that they were not tied, the SP said.

Asked if an FIR had been lodged in this connection, the SP said the matter was being investigated and action would be taken as per the post mortem report, which was conducted by a panel of three doctors and videographed.

He added that the family members who were the first ones to reach the spot were being questioned.

According to Kulkarni, the girl's brother had said the girls were tied with a 'dupatta' (stole), while her mother said on Thursday that it was around her neck.

On speculation that it was a case of honour killing, the SP said all aspects would be included in the probe and it would not be right to say anything on it at the moment.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged that the Uttar Pradesh government was not only suppressing the Dalit society but also crushing the honour and human rights of women in the state.

"The UP government is not only crushing Dalit society but also the honour and human rights of women. But they should remember that I and the entire Congress party will stand as the voice of victims and will endeavour to get them justice," Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.

BSP chief Mayawati expressed condolences to the affected family, describing the incident as "very serious and sad". "The BSP demands a high-level inquiry into the incident and strict punishment for the culprits," Mayawati tweeted.

Samajwadi Party MLC Sunil Singh Sajan has alleged that the Unnao police was trying to hush up the case. He has sought a probe by an independent agency in the matter.

(With PTI inputs)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma