Headless and dismembered bodies of two unidentified girls bundled in leather bags were recovered in Gorakhpur and Rae Bareli districts on Monday. While the bag with a 12-year-old girl’s body was found inside a coach of Kanpur-Gorakhpur Chauri-Chaura Express in Gorakhpur, another girl’s body was discovered at the garbage treatment plant in Rae Bareli.
The SPs of Gorakhpur Government Railway Police (GRP) and Rae Bareli district police are coordinating with each other, suspecting that both the girls appeared to have been murdered by the same assailants as the leather bags and white polythene bags used to tightly bundle the dismembered parts of both the bodies are identical.
Police did not rule out the possibility of both the victims being raped before the murder. Autopsy have been conducted and the reports are awaited.
SP, Railway Gorakhpur, Harish Chandra said there are several similarities in both the cases as colour and size of the bags used to carry the bodies are found to be same. Heads of both the bodies are missing, he added. He added that the body of the 12-year-old girl was recovered by railway cleaners.
The SP also said the private parts of the deceased bore serious injuries and the body appears to be about two days old.
He said the bag containing the other girl’s body in Rae Bareli was taken by staff from the garbage treatment plant, who later found the body at the plant on Monday afternoon, he added. SP, Rae Bareli, Mohit Gupta said the victim appears to be a major girl. He added they are coordinating with Gorakhpur GRP to probe if both murders are linked. The private parts of the deceased bore serious injuries in this case too.