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Delhi Court Convicts 'Peepli Live' Co-Director For Raping American Woman

The woman was in India for research-related work.

30/07/2016 6:15 PM IST | Updated 30/07/2016 6:25 PM IST
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PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: Producer Mahmood Farooqui attends the 'Peepli Live' premiere during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival at Egyptian Theatre on January 24, 2010 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI--The Saket court on Saturday convicted 'Peepli Live' co-director Mahmood Farooqui for raping a 35-year-old American woman in 2015.

Farooqui has been taken into police custody and the court has fixed August 2 for arguments on the quantum of sentence.

The Delhi Police accused Farooqui of raping a 35-year-old American woman, who was in India to conduct research for her doctoral thesis from Columbia University.

Farooqui, however, denied the allegations, saying he was falsely implicated.

Earlier, the court had started the trial in the case after framing charges of rape under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Farooqui.

A charge-sheet was filed against the filmmaker alleging he had raped the 35-year-old research scholar at his Sukhdev Vihar house in south Delhi on March 28 last year.

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