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NEW DELHI – A 35-year-old Japanese woman was raped by a man in Karnataka, Indian media reported.

The accused, identified as Teja (25), was arrested on Sunday based on the woman’s statement.

His family runs a handicrafts shop at Kovalam, police said. A case was registered against him under section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Indian Penal Code. The incident is alleged to have taken place on Friday night, they said.

“The woman called the police and was found bleeding when we reached her at the crime spot,” an investigation officer said.

The woman, who was injured and bleeding in her hotel room, was rushed to the government SAT Hospital by the staff, police said.

The woman had arrived in Kovalam on Saturday, police said.