Pinki Pramanik released from jail

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 11, 2012 12:10 hrs

Asian Games gold medallist runner Pinki Pramanik, accused of being a male and raping a woman, was released from Dum Dum Central Correctional Home in Kolkata on Wednesday.

Pinki had been granted bail by the North 24 Parganas district court on Tuesday, after 25 days of incarceration however a delay in paperwork meant she could not walk free.

The victim claimed that the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games medal winner is actually a male who tortured and raped her over a period. She said the athlete was terrorizing her for long and had sex by falsely promising to marry her.

The woman in question has reportedly been abandoned by her husband following her proximity with Pinki.

Meanwhile, the final report of her chromosome pattern test report was also tabled in the court on Tuesday.

The Calcutta High Court on July 6 ordered the West Bengal government to file an affidavit in connection to the progress made in the probe to ascertain Pinki´s gender.

The court directed the state government to file the affidavit within two weeks.

It asked the prosecution to produce a case diary in connection to the case.

The division bench comprising of Chief Justice J.N. Patel and Justice S. Chakraborty gave the order in response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by RS Chattopadhyay on the alleged violations of the athlete´s human rights.

The court said that the petitioner might file a complaint in connection to the alleged circulation of a Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) clip that showed Pinki in the nude.

According to reports, it was allegedly shot during one of the medical tests performed on Pinki to determine the athlete´s gender.

Pinki, now 26, specialises in the 400 metres and 800 metres.

She is a national 4400 metres relay team champion who also won silver at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, gold at the 2006 Asian Games, and gold at the 2005 Asian Indoor Games.

She completed at triple of gold medals at the 2006 South Asian Games, winning the 400 and 800 m events, as well as the relay.

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