Gold medallist Pinki accused of rape

June 15, 2012

Kolkata, June 15 (ANI): An Indian runner Pinki Pramanik, who won a gold medal in the women's 4x400m relay at the 2006 Asian Games has been arrested on rape charges levelled by a woman who claims the former athlete is actually a man. Pramanik was arrested following the complaint lodged by the woman who reportedly said that she was the live-in partner of the athlete. Police have obtained a court order for a medical test to prove Pramanik's gender, even though the former athlete is opposing it.

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