An official in Odisha is accused of harassing a personal assistant mentally.

Hemant Bhoi, the 2011 batch IAS officer, accused him of mentally torturing him and making casteist remarks against him . Mr Bhoi said he was being asked to work in the rest office and that he was treated like a peon, a sweeper, or a gardener .

Bhubaneswar: Hemant Bhoi, the district collector's personal assistant, has accused him of mental harassment at his office.Hemant Bhoi, the 2011 batch IAS officer, accused him of mentally torturing him and making casteist remarks against him on Thursday.Mr Bhois wife Sabita filed a police complaint against him, accusing him of mentally assaulting her husband.Today morning, he misbehaved with me.Mr Bhoi told reporters on Thursday that I have a high blood pressure and am unable to cope with the abuse.He said he was being asked to work in the rest office and that he was treated like a peon, a sweeper, or a gardener.

Additional District Magistrate Manoj Padhi said he is not aware of what has happened but that the police have received the report and launched an investigation.

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