It seems women are not safe anywhere. A wife of an Indian Navy Officer has alleged that her husband’s seniors molested her. The story here is a classic case of love going the wrong way. A girl charmed by the handsome looks of a Navy Officer quit her Morgan Stanley job to marry him and see all her dreams shattering within a few months of the marriage.
The wife in question saw her husband in a compromising position with the wife of one of his senior officers and when she raised her voice, she got the shock of her life. She was told that she too will have to be a part of this wife swapping exercise, else her husband would lose the job.
Meanwhile, Navy has denied any such allegations and the Defence Minister has sought a detailed enquiry into the matter.
The lady who reached Delhi from Kochi on Thursday evening recalls that her phone calls to Southern Navy Command and Defence Minister went unanswered and none chose to reply to her. She has further put serious charges on Navy Officers saying that about 20 to 30 percent of them indulge in wife swapping practices and parties are held every day. Wives of Navy Officers wear very revealing dresses in these parties. She maintained that wife swapping was a common occurrence in the Navy.
When asked specifically, as to how she could substantiate her claims, she pointed out that she knew what she had seen. A complaint about wife swapping had earlier been filed on INS Dronacharya but those involved were posted elsewhere and the matter got hushed.
The lady further filed a complaint of molestation at Harbour police station in Kochi and Vasant Vihar police station in New Delhi. She maintained that she was molested by senior officers in the presence of her husband, who later threw her out of his house.
When asked that if she was mentally unstable, the lady pointed out she was all in her senses and had an IIT degree and a successful career before she decided to marry the navy officer.
Meanwhile, Indian Navy has reacted sharply to the baseless allegations mounted by the lady in question. While the Defence Minister has asked for a detailed enquiry into whole matter, the Southern Naval Command has already initiated an enquiry.
Navy sources point out that all was not well with the couple and all that his husband’s senior did was to help the couple resolve their personal matters so that the essence of family life in Navy could be maintained. The senior officers accompanied by their wives had tried to resolve the personal problems of the family. They also send the couple to Navy Wives’ Welfare Association in order to help them to resolve the outstanding problems. However, the lady in question decided to drag the Navy into unethical controversy.
The truth will be out after the enquiry committee report gets finalized but one has to sit up and arise to the psychological challenges that our soldiers face when it comes to maintaining their family ties.