Cops to seek DNA sample of wife of French official facing rape case

The Bangalore police are set to move a local court to obtain DNA samples of the wife of a French consular official as part of their probe into a rape charge against him

Written by Johnson T A | Bangalore | Published: July 24, 2012 3:26:36 am

The Bangalore police are set to move a local court to obtain DNA samples of the wife of a French consular official as part of their probe into a rape charge against him.

The move by the police to seek the blood samples of Suja Jones Mazurier,37,who has accused her husband Pascal Mazurier,39,of raping their three-year-old daughter comes after the first set of DNA tests on the official and his daughter proved inconclusive — Pascal’s DNA matched DNA found on the clothes of his daughter but there was no match with vaginal and anal swab samples that were taken at the time of a medical test for rape,sources involved with the probe said.

Pascal,who was arrested by the police on June 19,is currently in judicial custody and a verdict on his bail plea is scheduled for July 26.

Suja’s lawyers had earlier turned down the police’s request to provide samples to a local DNA lab for clarification of earlier results.

“The tests have been referred again to the DNA lab for clarification on the nature of the foreign DNA found in the vaginal and anal samples. Clarification has been sought from the lab also on whether these samples are semen samples or other bodily fluids,’’ the sources said.

The samples of the official’s India-born wife were being sought to find out if her DNA is present in the vaginal and anal swab samples of her daughter.

Pascal has alleged that his wife framed him by possibly planting his semen samples on the clothes of his daughter.

Mazurier was arrested on the basis of a complaint made to the High Grounds police in Bangalore. The complaint was backed by a medical report given by the Baptist Hospital which examined the couple’s daughter and stated that there was signs of rape including the breaking of hymen.

According to the complaint filed by Suja Jones,who married Mazurier 12 years ago,the French official assaulted their daughter on the afternoon of June 13 when he took her away to their bedroom and locked it for several hours. She has stated that she had already been suspicious about her husband’s behavior.

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