Girl found murdered, rape suspected

Jammu: An 18-year-old girl was found murdered after allegedly being raped in an open plot of land at Sainik colony area of Jammu district.

Police have detained several people for questioning in connection with the alleged murder and rape of the girl.

Few passersby informed police about a body lying in a plot of land in the area yesterday, a police officer said.

He said that a police team rushed to the spot and moved the body to the Government Medical College and Hospital for a post-mortem.

“From the injury marks on her body, it seems that the girl was first raped and then murdered, we are waiting for the post-mortem report to come,” he said.

The post-mortem has been conducted and the body handed over to the family.