In a horrifying incident, two tribal girls were reportedly found dead in a forest area in Chennaraopeta a mandal in Warangal district on Sunday with their bodies chopped into pieces.
According to a report in The Indian Express, the two girls who have been identified as Bhoomika and Priyanka were missing since November 23 from the their hostel.
Their parents had filed missing complaints, based on which the the police started a search operation for them. On Sunday, few villagers called the police when they saw the dead bodies in the forest area in Khadhar hills, the report states.
The girls were both students of class IX at a government-run school for tribal children in Moodu Chekkalapally village, a police officer at Chennaraopeta police station told IE.
A report in Deccan Chronicle states that while the police suspect the girls were murdered nearly two weeks ago, they don't know for now how the murders took place. Their bodies have been sent for post-mortem to examine whether they were sexually assaulted before the murder.
The DC report further states, "On November 9, the girls informed their hostel warden that they were feeling sick and sought permission to go home which is 50 km from the hostel.
They were sent along with a senior student. After staying at home for two days, they left on November 11 saying they would return to the hostel. They did not report at the hostel even after 10 days and the hostel warden called up Bhoomikaâ€™s father Kishan to inquire."
Following this, the missing complaints were filed.