A class 12th girl was found dead under mysterious circumstances in central Kashmir's Budgam district on Friday, said police.
A police official said, "On Thursday evening, we received a phone call that a teenage girl was found dead in mysterious condition at her home in Hardsursh area of Budgam."
The deceased has been identified as Maqsooda Akhter (18), a resident of Hardsursh, in the jurisdiction of police station Khag Budgam.
The police team that went to the spot to recover the body found some bruises on victim's neck, however, the police refuse claims of hanging, as the eyes of the victim were closed.
"The bruises on the neck cannot make it the case of murder or suicide," said a police official, adding we have started the investigation under section 174 CrPC to ascertain the cause of her death.
"After the completion of all medico-legal formalities, the body girl was handed over to her relatives for last rites" he added