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Indian director Mahmood Farooqui convicted of rape

Indian director Mahmood Farooqui convicted of rape

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Bollywood director Mahmood Farooqui was convicted Saturday (30) of raping an American research scholar last year, India’s main news agency said. Farooqui, best known for co-directing the popular 2010 satire “Peepli Live” on farmer suicides, was found guilty of the attack last March by a fast-track court hearing the case in New Delhi, according to the Press Trust of India (PTI). The victim, then aged 35, had travelled to India to seek Farooqui’s assistance with her research when the attack took place at his home in an upscale area of the capital. Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain will now decide…

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