efe-epaNew Delhi

The Indian police said on Wednesday that the poisoning of three teenagers from the Dalit community - the marginalized outcasts of the Hindu society - in a village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, which led to the death of two of them, was carried out by a jilted suitor, after the eldest girl rejected him on Valentine's Day.

The girls, aged 14,15 and 17 and belonging to the same Dalit family, were discovered on Feb. 17 with their hands and legs tied with their own clothes, in a field in the Babuhara village of Unnao district, some 40 km south of the state capital of Lucknow.EFE-EPA