New Delhi: Delhi’s Saket court on Saturday convicted ‘Peepli Live’ co-director Mahmood Farooqui for raping an American woman in 2015.

The Delhi Police, on June 29 2015, charge sheeted Farooqui of raping the 35-year-old American national.  The victim was in India to do research for her doctoral thesis from Columbia University.

She had alleged that the filmmaker had raped her when she had gone to meet him to get help for her research work.