Wife framing me: French official

A deputy head of chancery at the consulate general of France in Bangalore,who has been arrested for the alleged rape of his three-year-old daughter

Written by Johnson T A | Bangalore | Published: July 5, 2012 12:56:09 am

A deputy head of chancery at the consulate general of France in Bangalore,who has been arrested for the alleged rape of his three-year-old daughter on the basis of a June 14 complaint by his wife,has in police statements accused his Indian-origin wife of framing him to gain control over their three children.

Pascal Mazurier (39),who has been in judicial custody since June 19,has applied for bail after his judicial custody was extended on July 3.

Mazurier was arrested on the basis of a complaint by his wife Suja Jones (37). The complaint was backed by a medical report given by the Baptist Hospital in Bangalore,which examined the child and said there were signs of rape. The police have also gone in for a DNA test to match alleged traces of semen found during the examination of the child. The test results are awaited.

Mazurier told the police he had intercourse with his wife using a condom the night before the alleged rape of his daughter and that Jones had insisted on disposing the condom herself. He said she was upset with his decision to move the family to South Africa where he was set to take up a diplomatic position.

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