Pinki to face gender test tomorrow

Jun 17, 2012, 10:07 IST | IANS

Pinki to face gender test tomorrow

Asian Games gold medallist athlete Pinki Pramanik, accused of being a male and held for allegedly raping the athlete’s live-in partner, will undergo gender determination test tomorrow at a government hospital, police said on Saturday.

“The court has ordered to conduct the test by June 29. We are trying to convince the athlete to go for medical examination. We will take the sportsperson for the test on Monday at a government hospital,” Rajib Kumar, Commissioner of Police for Bidhannagar, in North 24-Parganas, said.

Pramanik was arrested on Thursday night and remanded to 14 days’ judicial custody by a court on Friday 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. Pramanik, however, claimed innocence and said it was a conspiracy.

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