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Rape accused official alleges child abuse by wife

January 30, 2013 22:31 IST

French Consulate official Pascal Mazurier, accused of raping his minor daughter, on Wednesday filed a complaint against his wife before the Karnataka State Child Rights Protection Commission, charging her with child abuse of his three minor children.

In his complaint, Mazurier alleged that his three children were being "psychologically abused and exploited as pawns by his wife Suja Jones for her evil agenda".

Pascal claimed he had credible information that his children are not in a safe environment and are kept in the company of strangers and servants.

He appealed to the panel to protect his children and conduct a safety check in the presence of officials from the Consulate along with child rights NGOs.

Pascal's petition -- seeking quashing of the case -- is still pending before the Karnataka high court.

Pascal, consular attache to the Consulate General of France in Bengaluru, was arrested on June 19 last year after a complaint by his wife alleging that he had raped their three-and-a-half-year-old daughter.

He was chargesheeted on September 17 under Section 376 of IPC for allegedly raping his minor daughter.

The high court had on October 17 granted conditional bail to Pascal observing that the circumstantial evidence did not "specify" that he had committed the offence.

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