Five years after ex-French diplomat Pascal Mazurier was accused of raping his three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, a sessions court in Bengaluru has acquitted him.
The judgment was delivered in the presence of Pascal Mazurier (44). His former wife Suja Jones (42) had complained in June 2012, that Pascal had raped their child. While pronouncing the judgment, the sessions court judge said there was not enough evidence to convict Pascal in the case.
An FIR was filed under Section 376 of the IPC at the High Grounds police station against Mazurier in June 2012, and Pascal who was the deputy head of chancery at the French Consulate in Bangalore at that time, was arrested on June 15.
The arrest came four days after the complaint was filed by Suja Jones Mazurier (42), a native of Kerala. Suja had submitted a medical report from the Collaborative Child Response Unit (CCRU) of the Baptist Hospital to the police on June 14 confirming the child had been raped on June 13.
Suja and Pascal were married in France in 2001 and have three kids. The family moved to Bangalore in 2008 and was staying at an apartment in Vasanthnagar.