Athlete Pinki gets bail in rape case

Jul 11, 2012, 08:05 IST | IANS

A West Bengal court yesterday granted bail to Asiad gold medallist Pinki Pramanik, who after being accused of being a male had been under judicial custody since June 15 for alleged rape, the athlete's counsel said

Pinki Pramanik

“Pinki was granted bail today by the court district judge North 24 Parganas on a personal bond of Rs 5,000,” Tuhin Roy, the counsel, told IANS.

Reports of a chromosomal test to determine Pramanik’s gender are also slated to be submitted before the court by the SSKM Hospital. An 11-member medical board was constituted to conduct the tests.

Pramanik was arrested June 14 and remanded to 14 days’ judicial custody by a court June 15 after the athlete’s live-in partner, a divorcee and a mother of one, filed a police complaint accusing the athlete of being a male who repeatedly “raped and tortured” her.

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