A special fast-track court in Delhi on Saturday convicted Mahmood Farooqui, the co-director of 2010 Bollywood movie Peepli Live, of raping an American woman in 2015. The court will decide on the quantum of sentence on August 2, reported The Indian Express.
The 35-year-old rape survivor, who was in Uttar Pradesh for research work, had told the police that she was assaulted by the filmmaker at his Sukhdev Vihar house in southern Delhi on March 28 last year. “The woman alleged that Farooqui got drunk at a party and took her to a separate room where he forced himself on her,” an officer told Hindustan Times.
The woman had returned to US after the incident. She later approached the Delhi Police through diplomatic channels and lodged a formal complaint on June 19.