Girl's half-burnt body found in Sikandrabagh

The half-burnt body of a 25-year-old girl was recovered from thickets in Sikandrabagh police station area of Agra late Monday evening. The police were informed that two unidentified youths, who came in a car, dumped the body in the thickets and later set it on fire.

An eyewitness informed the police who rushed to the spot and doused the flames. The cause of death is yet to be known as the post-mortem examination will be conducted tomorrow, the police said.

The girl's face had also been burnt and was beyond recognition.

On Wednesday, the police identified the body as that of Noor Jahan, a resident of Jalesar area in Etah district. She was married around eight months ago to one Gulzar of Agra district.

The police said that the deceased's family has suspected role of Gulzar, a tempo driver, behind the murder who took her to Agra from her parent's house two days back. The victim's parents have so far not filed any complaint against Gulzar with the police.

Circle Officer, Hariparwat, Sameer Saurabh said they recovered a half burnt diary containing telephone numbers from the possession of the victim. He added that they reached to the victim's family with the help of the telephone numbers mentioned in the diary.

He also said that Noor Jahan had a dispute with her husband over dowry. They are verifying if there was any police complaint in this regard.

The police recovered the body of the girl from thickets of village Nagla Tuhiram. A local youth, who had gone there to collect wood, claimed to have spotted two persons taking out the body from the car and setting it ablaze. The youth informed the villagers and information was then passed to the local police who rushed to the spot.

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