French diplomat arrested for sexually abusing daughter

Bangalore, June 19 (IANS) Bangalore Police early Tuesday arrested French diplomat Pascal Muzurier on the charge of sexually abusing his minor daughter.

"We have arrested Mazurier and taken him into custody from his residence in the early hours...We will produce him in the court later in the day after medical examination," Bangalore Additional Police Commissioner (Law & Order) T. Sunil Kumar told IANS here.

Mazurier is the deputy head of chancery in the French consulate here.

Muzurier,39, was charged June 15 under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for allegedly raping his nearly four-year-old daughter Stella after his Indian wife Suja Jones complained to the police.

"We got clearance from the external affairs ministry and the union home ministry from New Delhi late Monday for arresting Muzurier. We will seek his custody for interrogating him as part of our investigation into the case," Kumar added.