Sexual harassment slur against Odisha AYUSH Directorate officer

Bhubaneswar: A woman employee of the AYUSH Directorate here lodged a complaint of sexual harassment against a senior officer on Monday, police said.

A case has been registered against the senior officer at the women’s police station based on the complaint lodged by the woman, Commissioner of Police S Sarangi said.

Appropriate legal action will be taken after verification of the complaint, he said.

The woman, a contractual employee, said she has also submitted evidence to justify her allegation.

The woman alleged that the officer was frequently sending her obscene videos and mentally harassing her.

In her complaint, she alleged that the officer was putting pressure on her to have a relationship with him.

He stopped sending obscene messages and videos after I lodged the complaint. Recently, he again started harassing me, the woman said.

She said she filed a police complaint as the directorate does not have a women’s cell to address workplace harassment.

(PTI)

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