• Updated: Jun 12, 2015 22:50 IST

A year after two Badaun cousins were found hanging from a tree in the village, the body of a 14-year-old Dalit girl was found hanging from an acasia tree in the Badaun region on Thursday evening, police said. The body had injury mark on the cheeks and neck, police said.

The girl’s father, however, did not want police action in the matter. Murder after rape was feared in the case, a source in the police department said.

Police said that action would be taken on the basis of a post-mortem examination.

A resident of Chichaita village, the girl went to a field near her house at around 3pm on Thursday. When she did not return till late evening, her family members searched for her.

The girl’s father later found the body and took it down without informing the police.

Police officer Satyadev Yadav said the girl’s father had denied any enmity with anyone and stressed that he did not want any action in the matter.