KOCHI (TIP): A Navy officer’s wife has filed sexual harassment charges against her husband and his colleagues. The Kochi police filed a case against the ten Navy officers following woman’s complaint. The officer’s wife was quoted by CNN IBN as saying, “If the police can produce them, I can identify. That time they came towards me. Some people tried to cut my hair, some tried to touch my body. Some tried to take out my clothes.
I shouted and cried like anything.” She alleged that this act was encouraged by her husband in order to gain progress in his career. The Indian Navy has denied the allegations, saying that there have been marital differences between the Navy officer and his wife. A Southern Naval Command statement said, “In cases of marital discord, there are bound to be bitter acrimony and mutual accusations. Unfortunately the lady resorted to such methods in the past too in other units in which her husband served. The couple was also sent to a marriage councilor under aegis of the Navy Wives Welfare Association.” The woman rejected the Navy’s claims. She has also alleged in her complaint that her safety was being threatened if she did not drop the case against them.