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My seniors tortured me, claims lady officer

July 15, 2008 17:43 IST

A captain in the army, posted in Haryana, on Tuesday alleged that she was 'physically and mentally tortured' by her superior officers -- a charge denied by the army.

"Ever since I was posted at Army Service Corps battalion in Kalka (Haryana) in October 2007, three of my officers started physically and mentally torturing me," the officer, who made a written complaint to the army authorities on July 13, alleged.

The captain, who is unmarried, told PTI: "On occasions, my parents and sister used to come and live with me (in Kalka). This irked the three officers, who always forced me to throw them out. If I did not pay heed to them, I was sent on duties to far off places which anyone can check (as these are) on record."

She claimed that the three officers were 'in league with each other. All three harassed me mentally and physically'.

The officer also alleged that she had been put under 'house arrest'.

When contacted, an army spokesman denied the allegations made by the captain and said an officer of the rank of a major general had reached Kalka to look into the issue.

He said that she had earlier been asked to lead a convoy to Pathankot, but she refused giving 'some lame excuses' to avoid the duty. The spokesman added that on another occasion, she had refused a task stating that she had to prepare for some examination.

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