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Minor raped by college friend

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Mumbai:A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her college friend, who tried killing her after committing the crime in a hotel in south Mumbai, police said.

Kunal Desia (19) called the girl to a hotel and raped her there on Tuesday. He also tried to stragulate her, police said

Desia and the victim reside in Dadar area of central Mumbai and knew each other for several years, they said.

The accused is son of a businessman and lives in a plush housing society in Tardeo.

He was arrested from Vadodra in Gujarat and booked under relevant sections, including 307 (attempt to murder), 376 (rape), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman), of IPC, and POCSO Act and IT Act, police said.

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