A 39-year-old man working with the French consulate in Bengaluru [ Images ] has been detained by the police for allegedly raping his three-year-old girl. The detention was made based on a complaint that was lodged by the man's wife before the High Grounds police in Bengaluru on Friday.
Pramila Nesargi, counsel for the complainant, informed that the accused, Pascal Nazuria, a French national working as the chief of Joint Chancellery [ Images ] at the French consulate was married to an Indian, with whom he has two sons and a three-year-old daughter.
The complaint, filed by Suja, the wife, states that she had suspicion that her husband was abusing their child. On June 13, she had asked her maid to keep an eye on her husband when he came back home for lunch. The maid is said to have told her that he had spent nearly two hours with the child in a locked room.
Suja later took her daughter to a hospital for an examination, where a medical reported confirmed the rape. The doctors who conducted the examination gave out this report at 6 pm on Thursday, while filing a medico legal case.
Based on these reports, she filed a police complaint, and Pascal was taken into custody for questioning.
The diplomat was also sent for a medical test on Friday evening, and the details of that report are awaited. In addition to this, another complaint has been filed with the French ambassador in New Delhi [ Images ]. Nesargi says that they would ensure that the man is brought to justice.