Pascal Mazurier on alleged child rape: I have been framed!

French national Pascal Mazurier, arrested on charges of raping his three-and-a-half -year-old daughter, has reportedly told the Bangalore police that he is being framed by his wife.

FP Staff June 21, 2012 21:17:42 IST
Pascal Mazurier on alleged child rape: I have been framed!

French national Pascal Mazurier, arrested on charges of raping his three-and-a-half -year-old daughter, has reportedly told the Bangalore police that he is being framed by his wife.

Mazurier was arrested on Tuesday morning after the government finally clarified that he does not have diplomatic immunity. Mazurier is deputy head of the Chancery at the French Consulate in Bangalore.

Pascal Mazurier on alleged child rape I have been framedAccording to a report in the Bangalore Mirror, police sources say that Mazurier claims that Suja had been threatening to make his life miserable.

“I have been transferred to South Africa and was supposed to leave India by August-end. My wife, with whom I have some domestic problems, was not willing to accompany me. So she has framed me in the case and has tarnished my career and reputation," Mazurier reportedly told the police.

As per details given by Mazurier, he met Suja Jones through a common friend in Kolkata in 2000 and got married a year later in Mazurier’s in Port St Marie in France.

The couple moved to Bangalore in 2008.

The Mirror, again based on police sources, quotes Mazurier as saying: “Since the past one year, the chemistry between us has not been good. We have fought frequently and she has threatened to make my life miserable. With all this, I suspect she has accused me of rape on false grounds.”

He is said to have asked the police to investigate why Suja went to the Baptist Hospital, which is 6 km from their apartment, when there are three other hospitals near their residence.

While preliminary findings of the Bowring government reportedly confirm sexual abuse, the police is waiting for the DNA test reports that are expected in the next couple of days.

Meanwhile, Mazurier has been sent to 14-days of judicial custody. The Bangalore police is taking no chances with the French national’s security after he was slapped by a protestor on Tuesday at the Bowring hospital, where he was taken for a medical test.

He has been provided security personnel outside his cell, reports the Times of India. Lodged in the VIP block of the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison, Mazurier shares the block with mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy.

“The room doesn't have a cot. The sources said a new mattress, a blanket and mosquito curtain were brought to the cell on Tuesday night. A 20-inch television set is the sole mode of entertainment for the 39-year-old deputy head of chancery in the French consulate. Pascal was seen watching National Geographic on Wednesday afternoon,” according to the Times of India.

He seems to give the prison menu a miss on his first day. Prison officials claim that a French official, believed to be a consulate official, gave Pascal food in a wrapped in silver foil. He was also given “bananas, biscuits and mineral water.”

Read Bangalore Mirror’s full report on their website: http://bit.ly/MNp9DV

 

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

IPL 2020: When Chris Gayle is batting, you always feel you have a chance of winning, says Nicholas Pooran
First Cricket News

IPL 2020: When Chris Gayle is batting, you always feel you have a chance of winning, says Nicholas Pooran

Chris Gayle, who was playing his first competitive match since January, overcame a sluggish start against RCB to smash five sixes and a boundary in his 53-run knock, helping KXIP snap a five-match losing streak.

IPL 2020: Chris Gayle's return gave 'lot of energy to the side', says KXIP's Murugan Ashwin
First Cricket News

IPL 2020: Chris Gayle's return gave 'lot of energy to the side', says KXIP's Murugan Ashwin

Murugan Ashwin took two wickets, giving away only 23 runs in his four-over quota, a performance that played a significant role in Kings XI Punjab's much-needed eight-wicket victory over RCB on Thursday.

IPL 2020: Captains should be able to review contentious wides, waist-high full-tosses, says RCB leader Virat Kohli
First Cricket News

IPL 2020: Captains should be able to review contentious wides, waist-high full-tosses, says RCB leader Virat Kohli

Kohli, who leads Royal Challengers Bangalore in the lucrative league, said they have "discussed it internally" as "these things can make a massive difference".