The court fixed the matter for hearing arguments on sentence Aug. 2.
The offence of rape entails a minimum of seven years of rigorous jail and a maximum of imprisonment for life. The woman, in her complaint, had alleged that Farooqui was drunk when he raped her at his house where she had gone to get his help for her research work last year.
The police had lodged the FIR against Farooqui on the woman’s complaint on June 19, 2015 after which he was arrested.
Police had filed a charge sheet against Farooqui on July 29, 2015 alleging that he had raped the research scholar at his Sukhdev Vihar house in south Delhi on March 28, 2015.(PTI)