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A 15-year-old girl in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh murdered her 11-year-old sister with the help of her boyfriend, before trying to elope with him on Thursday. Social media users in India are sharing details about the shocking incident after the younger sister’s body was found dumped near railway tracks in a UP village.

According to Indian news reports, police said that the two sisters had gone to Mirzapur, on Thursday, on the pretext of getting their bicycles repaired.

When the two sisters did not return home late that evening, their father went to Padri Police Station and registered a complaint about his missing daughters.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sanjay Verma told Indian news media outlets: "On October 1, Dileep Singh's two daughters Anjali and Nandni went missing. A complaint was filed in Padri station.”

The police began a search operation to find the missing sisters.

The official said that the police managed to locate the whereabouts of the elder girl, Anjali, but were unable to find the younger sibling, Nandini. “The elder sister was spotted with her lover on a motorbike,” he said.

Two days after the missing report was filed, a minor girl was found dead near a railway track in Bharuhiya village of Mirzapur. The police identified it as Nandini's body.

They then detained the elder sister and her boyfriend and found out what had happened.

The accused told the police that she had taken her sister to Mirzapur, along with her boyfriend. There, the three had food at an eatery, purchased clothes, and then left for home.

While returning home, Nandini, the younger sister fell asleep. The young couple took advantage of the situation and strangled her.

The official said: "The younger sister was allegedly creating hurdles in their relationship. Hence, she planned the incident."

The couple fled after dumping her body on the railway tracks near the Dhaura railway crossing.

The police found the girl's body and sent it for post-mortem, the official added.