A 17-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped and killed by three persons when she was alone at her house in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, police said Friday.
Based on a complaint by a family member of the girl, a case was registered against Sanoj Kumar, Jaivir and Sonu Thursday, Additional Superintendent of Police Ajay Pertap said.
The girl's body was found hanging from a ceiling fan in the house, the officer said.
She was alone in the house as her parents had gone to Panipat, he said.
The matter is being investigated and a search was launched to nab the accused, Pertap said.
(With inputs from agencies.)