Police said a case of murder has been registered against three distant relatives of the girls — aged 18 and 13.
The girls’ immediate family members have blamed a distant relative identified as Ravi, a native of Bulandshahr, for their murder.
“The victim’s family has stated in an application that they suspect the role of a relative in the case. We have dispatched a team to Bulandshahr to track the person. We are probing all angels,” said Love Kumar, senior superintendent of police, Gautam Budh Nagar.
The post-mortem stated the cause of girls’ deaths as asphyxiation due to anti mortem hanging, officials added.
“Ravi, who is related to the victims’ mother, was allegedly involved in a relationship with the elder girl and this caused contention between his family and the victims’ family. Two days prior to the incident, the victims’ parents received a call from