Athlete Pinki gets bail in rape case
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 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.