French consulate official Pascal Mazurier, who was released on bail recently, has approached the city police seeking a detailed investigation to find out the real culprit involved in the crime.

Mr. Mazurier, in his petition, stated that the Karnataka High Court granted him bail last month because the semen sample found on his minor daughter did not match his DNA. He has been accused of raping his minor daughter by his wife, Suja Jones.

Since the statements of witnesses gave him a clean chit, the police should ascertain whose semen it was. He has further stated that his wife, who accused him of raping his daughter, did not seem to be interested in asking the police to probe the issue, he said in his statement.

Mr. Mazurier has said he suspected a man who had access to his daughter during his absence, as the DNA report indicated that she had been sexually abused. The police should find out the real abuser, he said in the complaint.

Expressing concern over the safety of his children, Mr. Mazurier stated that being a father his duty was to ensure safety of his children. He has also stated that his wife had falsely accused him and had given false statements to the police and the family court.

Confirming Mr. Mazurier’s petition in this regard, T. Suneel Kumar, Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), said the petition had been forwarded to the Cubbon Park subdivision’s Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), with an instruction to probe the matter.

Ms. Jones had filed a complaint with the High Grounds police on June 14 accusing her husband of raping her minor daughter. After series of medical tests at Bowring hospital, the High Grounds police arrested Mr. Mazurier and sent him to jail. He got bail after spending nearly four months in the Parappana Agrahara central prison.

Pramila Nesargi, counsel for Ms. Jones, told The Hindu that they would approach the Supreme Court, seeking cancellation of bail.

“Let the police investigate whatever the accused is claiming.”


  • Says he suspects a man who had access to his daughter during his absence

  • Pascal has been accused by his wife of raping his minor daughter


    He has been accused by his wife of raping their minor daughter

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