A 16-year-old girl was found dead near a river in Kotranka area of Rajouri district on Thursday, police said.
An official said that the body was found in the wee hours on Thursday.
The body was removed to a hospital, he said, adding that a board of doctors has been constituted for conducting the post mortem.
The deceased was identified as Ranju Devi, daughter of Jeet Singh, resident of Bai Nambal village and presently living in a rented accommodation in Kotranka town.
She was a ninth class student in a local private school.
Protests broke out in the area after the news of the girl's death spread in the area.