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Woman levels sexual abuse charges on colonel

AGE CORRESPONDENT
Published : Jan 30, 2016, 4:09 am IST
Updated : Jan 30, 2016, 4:09 am IST

A woman from Manipur has levelled allegation of sexual exploitation and physical torture against a colonel of the Army currently posted at the NCC group headquarters in Orissa’s Sambalpur town, around

A woman from Manipur has levelled allegation of sexual exploitation and physical torture against a colonel of the Army currently posted at the NCC group headquarters in Orissa’s Sambalpur town, around 300 km from here.

A case has been registered at the Sambalpur Mahila police station in this connection after the Manipuri woman filed a written complaint against Col. A.N. Singh with Sam-balpur superintendent of police (SP) Akhilesh Singh.

 

The police has started an investigation into the matter and it will take appropriate legal action as required in the matter, the SP said on Friday.

“We were having a love affair since 2013. We have lived together for some days. Both our families were aware of it. He had promised to marry me in December. Later, he postponed it and now he is saying he can’t marry me. I have come here without informing my family. I have come alone,” said the woman.

The woman has alleged that the colonel by promising to marry her had sexually exploited her. She claimed that on arriving at Sambalpur on January 22 she had been staying at the Officer’s Mess, but had left the place after she was beaten up and tortured by the colonel’s elder sister.

 

Sambalpur SP has questioned the colonel and his sister about the allegation after calling them to his office. However, the Colonel was not available for his comments.

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