Pinky Pramanik is a woman athelete who won the gold medal at 2006 Asian Games in Doha in the 4×400 meters relay event for India.
Yesterday, she was also accused of rape and torture by a woman. Shockingly, the victim alleges Pinky is actually a man who had sexual relations with her after promising to marry her. Pinky has been detained for investigation.
Pinky has already undergone a gender test earlier and was idendtified as a woman. Yesterday however she refused to undergo a new round of tests. The complaint was filed in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on Wednesday.
“The court has remanded Pramanik to judicial custody for 14 days. The court has also directed that the athlete’s gender be determined through a medical test in a government hospital within 14 days,” deputy commissioner of police Bidhannagar (North 24 Parganas) Subrata Bandyopadhyay said.