Rape case: Court concludes recording victim’s statement

 A Delhi court on Thursday concluded recording the statement of an American research scholar who had alleged rape by Bollywood movie Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui.

The US national, who was being examined before Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain since September 14 as prosecution witness, had reiterated the rape allegations against Farooqui and denied suggestions put to her in cross-examination that the alleged incident had not taken place.

According to court sources, the woman, during in-camera proceedings, remained firm on her stand and supported the prosecution case.

The court is likely to examine five police officers as prosecution witnesses on October 5.
Earlier, the woman had said that after the alleged rape incident, around nine emails were exchanged between her and Farooqui in which he had apologised.

She had also narrated how she had lodged the complaint against Farooqui at South Delhi’s New Friends Colony police station. 

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