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Envoy facing rape charge seeks DNA test report

PTI  Bangalore, November 10, 2012
First Published: 15:23 IST(10/11/2012) | Last Updated: 15:25 IST(10/11/2012)

French consulate official Pascal Mazurier, facing charges of raping his four-year-old daughter, on Saturday sought a copy of the report on DNA tests of blood and semen samples collected from him.

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"Pascal has petitioned Cubbon Park police seeking report on DNA tests of blood and semen samples collected from him," police said in New Delhi.

The DNA test report of the Forensic Science Laboratory had revealed that the stains on the frock and inner wear of the victim matched with the DNA sample of the accused, but the swab taken from the child did not match that of the accused.

Earlier this week, Pascal in a letter to city police commissioner Jyotiprakash Mirji had sought a thorough probe into the case saying the DNA report clearly excluded his participation in the alleged rape.

Pascal said he presumed some other male person has had access to his daughter in his absence and might have committed the crime and wondered why his wife was not trying to find out who that was.

On October 17, Karnataka High Court had granted conditional bail to Pascal, arrested for allegedly raping his minor daughter, observing that the circumstantial evidence did not 'specify' he had committed the offence.


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