Gold Medallist Pinki accused of being Male, Held for 'Rape'

Kolkata, Jun 14 (IANS): Asian Games gold medal winning athlete Pinki Pramanik was arrested after a complaint was made that she is a male and has allegedly raped a woman, police said Thursday.

"We arrested Pramanik Thursday morning after a woman lodged a complaint of rape, stating that the athlete was a male and has been cohabiting with her for past several months. He promised to marry her but later denied," said an officer of Baguihati police station in North 24-Parganas where the complaint was made.

Following the complaint, Pramanik was taken to a private nursing home for a medical checkup where the test reports showed that the athlete was indeed a male.

"We will take Pramanik for a medical checkup to a government-run hospital and after the reports come in, the athlete will be presented before a court," added the officer.

Pramanik won gold in 4×400 metres relay at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. She was a silver medallist at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games the same year.

She retired from athletics three years ago.


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  • Christopher Lobo, Kulshekar/Bahrain

    Fri, Jun 15 2012

    OMG. All application forms where gender needs to be stated, need revision. Apart from stating the sex, we may expect to include a new requirement- "attach a full size nude photograph to confirm your sex"

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  • sunil, udupi/ksa

    Fri, Jun 15 2012

    its very strange nd surprise... to understand.. how the asian games nd common wealth melbounre.. allow this athlete.{MAN}compete in the .. GAME... g8 joke... so many test they make.. after the games.. y cant they wake up b4.. the .. game..competion.... so called drug test,,, nd now.. GENDER TEST,,,,,,,

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  • Jaggu, Bajpe

    Thu, Jun 14 2012

    This only happens in India

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  • JOHN CARLO, mangalore/Muscat

    Thu, Jun 14 2012

    I am not so much surprised with this fact as much I am shocked to understand how the system works in the Sports Ministry in selection of athletes.

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