Allegations of wife-swapping in Kochi naval base

Last Updated: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 11:07 hrs

Kochi: A Navy lieutenant's wife here has alleged sexual harassment and said her husband made her sleep with ten officers in order to further his own career.

The Kochi Police have registered a case against ten officers in connection to the matter.

"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," the Navy lieutenant's wife told CNN-IBN.

She said she will be able to identify the officers.

Dismissing her allegations, the Southern Naval Command said in a statement: "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," it said.

The Navy Lieutenant's wife, however, rejected the statement and said she never went for any counselling session.

"They are creating statements to save each other," she said.

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