1. Mahmood Farooqui rape case: Court reserves quantum of punishment order

Mahmood Farooqui rape case: Court reserves quantum of punishment order

The quantum of punishment to be awarded to Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui, who has been convicted in a rape case, will be decided on Thursday.

By: | New Delhi | Published: August 2, 2016 4:54 PM
According to a The Indian Express report, a senior officer had said that the woman in her complaint had said that her first meet with Mahmood Farooqui was when she visited India in 2014. Delhi’s Saket court today reserved its order in this regard today. The co-director of the satirical film was accused of raping a 35-year-old American woman last year.

The quantum of punishment to be awarded to Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui, who has been convicted in a rape case, will be decided on Thursday. Delhi’s Saket court today reserved its order in this regard today. The co-director of the satirical film was accused of raping a 35-year-old American woman last year. At the start of the hearing today, Delhi police sought maximum punishment of life imprisionment for Farooqui. Earlier on Saturday, the court had convicted Farooqui. The woman, a research scholar of Indian origin, along with a senior official of the US Embassy, had filed an FIR against Farooqui with the Delhi Police last year.

Farooqui was sent to six-day judicial custody after police registered a case under IPC Section 376. According to the complaint filed by the woman, she had first met Farooqui when she visited India in 2014. Reports said the woman had filed the complaint with New Friends Colony police station on June 19. Farooqui is also a well-known exponent of Dastangoi. Farooqui’s case may be the first instance when forced oral sex, after the 2013 amendment to the rape law, has been recognised as rape and a conviction secured.

Mahmood, an alumnus of Doon School, also has degrees from Delhi’s St Stephen’s College, and Oxford, Cambridge. Mahmood has written books like ‘Besieged: voices from Delhi 1857’, is also a historian. He had helped William Dalrymple, a noted writer, in the research of his novel ‘The Last Mughal’.

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    Melisia Stephen
    Aug 3, 2016 at 6:10 am
    wow.. life imprisonment for him.. is not this unfair traumatizing? she got raped and it will take 2-3 years for her to come out of this and she has all her family and friend by her side to support.. she is not in loss in term of career too as for one year disruption she is getting compensation.. while on the other side he life is totally finished.. life for his family is finished.. his wife son/daughter are going to live with shattered retion and constant taunt of public and no jobs and marriage prospects for his children any more as who will want to be related to children of rapist..that mean a constant truma for life time and no wonder if they end up with suicide and the man too will either die in prison or will kill himself if he gets out after a dacade or so he will kill himself because of lack of any life for him.. this is so much fair justice for what that lady went through that one night
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