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17-yr-old girl allegedly raped by college mate in Mumbai

Mumbai: A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped at knife-point by her college mate with whom she had got acquainted with through a social networking site.

The victim lodged a complaint that Pankaj Mishra (20), a student of Bachelor of Management Studies in Vivekanand college, had raped her at his residence on July 21 after which he was apprehended on Sunday, B B Rathod, Senior Inspector at Chembur Police Station said.

The accused was booked under sections 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint), 342 (Punishment for wrongful confinement), and 376 (Punishment for rape) of IPC, he said.

According to police, Mishra and the victim became friends through social networking site Facebook in the second week of June and later learnt that they were from the same college.

“As they met in the college later, they became good friends. The victim told Mishra that she had to complete one project.”

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