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3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Model Seduced by Bollywood Director Gets 3 Years for Contracting His Murder

Madhur Bhandarkar murder plot: Model gets 3 years in jail

Preeti Jain and two other accused found guilty of plotting to kill the Bollywood director 12 years ago
Image Credit: PTI

A Mumbai court on Friday sentenced model and aspiring actress Preeti Jain for plotting the murder of award winning Bollywood director Madhur Bhandarkar 12 years ago.

The Sessions Court, which also fined her Rs 10,000, found two other co-accused — Naresh Pardesi and Shivaram Das — guilty and awarded them three years in jail. Two more accused were acquitted.

Shortly after the verdict, Jain moved an application for bail which was granted on a surety of Rs 5,000.

When the matter was first highlighted in 2005, Jain had charged Bhandarkar with rape but the case was quashed by the Supreme Court in 2012 after she dropped the charges against him.

Earlier, in July 2004, Jain filed a complaint with police alleging that Bhandarkar raped her 16 times between 1999 and 2004 on the pretext of giving her important roles in his films.

The director denied the allegations.

In her statement then, Jain claimed that “we had sex 16 times and Madhur made promises of giving me a lead role in his films”.

The question is: should lying, or promising something but not delivering, in order to seduce someone be considered 'rape'? In a way, it borders on prostitution; but I think it should certainly be considered a criminal act to seduce a girl/woman under pretense. Bhandarkar should also be in jail!

However, he didn’t cast her in any of his films.

Barely months later, police investigations revealed that Jain had hired a contract killer to eliminate Bhandarkar and was arrested.

During the long trial, the court examined 51 witnesses including Bhandarkar.

The prosecution said Jain had paid Rs 75,000 (1167 USD) to contract killer Pardeshi to kill Bhandarkar.

When he didn’t carry out her bidding, she demanded the money back. When mafia don Arun Gawli learnt of the plot, he alerted the police, leading to Jain’s arrest.

This is curious. A mafia don calls the police to protect one of his assassins from a girl? And, apparently, no-one in the police or government bats an eye.

After the verdict, Jain merely expressed “shock”.

Mumbai-based Bhandarkar is a renowned director of various blockbusters like Chandni Bar, Fashion, Traffic Signal and Page 3 among others.