What happened with Phoolan Devi?
Phoolan Devi surrendered a couple of years later and spent the next 11 months in jail but was never tried for the murders. In 1992, Samajwadi Party granted her a ticket to contest from Mirzapur in UP, where she won.
Why did Sher Singh Rana go to Afghanistan?
He fled from the Tihar jail in 2004, but was again arrested in 2006 from a guest house in Kolkata. In between, he claimed to have had gone to Afghanistan to get back the remains of Rajput king Prithviraj Chauhan. A Delhi court convicted Rana in the Phoolan’s murder in 2014, while 10 other accused were acquitted.
Is Bandit Queen banned in India?
An Indian film based on the life of the legendary Phoolan Devi, which contains graphic depiction of violence and rape against low-caste women in rural areas, was banned last week by the censor board. It depicts harrowing scenes of gang rape and violence by upper-caste men.
Why did Rana kill Phoolan Devi?
In July 2001, Phoolan was shot dead in Delhi by a Thakur youth, Sher Singh Rana, who claimed that he had killed her to avenge the massacre of Thakurs in Behmai.
Who brings Prithvi Raj Asthi?
Subhash Thakur, whom he had first met in Tihar jail, financed his plan. During his three-month stay in Afghanistan, he found Prithviraj Chauhan’s tomb and convinced locals that he had come from Pakistan to restore Ghori’s tomb.
Why was Bandit Queen banned?
Devi recently asked the New Delhi High Court to ban the film saying it presents a distorted picture of her life and violates her right to privacy. The film depicts Devi, a lower-caste woman, who was married at the age of 11 in rural northern India, abandoned by her husband, raped and kidnapped by bandits.