An 18-year-old woman was found dead in a field in a village in Akrabad area, 30 kilometres from Aligarh, police said on Friday.
According to the victim's family, the teenager had gone to an agricultural field to relieve herself on Wednesday evening but did not return home.
The same evening, a villager spotted her body in the field about 500 metres from her home. Signs of struggle on her body led her family to suspect that she was sexually assaulted.
ASP, Rural, Shubham Patel told reporters that the post mortem showed death due to strangulation and there has been no confirmation of sexual assault as yet.
Further forensic tests are being conducted by a team of experts.
The funeral was performed on Friday after the police persuaded the family to conduct the last rites in her village amid tight security.
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