The postmortem report of the two teenage Dalit sisters, whose bodies were found hanging from a tree, confirmed that they were raped before murder.
"The postmortem report has confirmed rape of the two girls. The cause of death is hanging," Superintendent of Police Atul Kumar Saxena said.
The two girls, who were cousins and aged 14 and 15 years, went missing from their house Tuesday night and their bodies were found hanging from a mango tree in the village in Ushait area yesterday morning.
The incident triggered protests in the area with villagers alleging police apathy following which an FIR was registered against seven persons.
Katra outpost incharge Ram Vilas Yadav, constables Sarvesh Yadav and Chhatrapal Yadav were suspended following the incident. Other accused including three brothers Pappu Yadav, Awadhesh Yadav and Urvesh Yadav and two unidentified persons are still at large, police said.
Of the seven accused, constables Sarvesh and Chhatrpal have been booked under 120 b (criminal conspiracy), while the three brothers and two others have been booked under section 302 (murder) of IPC and 376 (rape).
SP said that constable Sarvesh and Pappu have been arrested. The hunt is on to nab the other absconding.