14-day jail remand for Pinki Pramanik

Updated: 15 June 2012 19:10 IST

Former Asian Games gold medallist quarter-miler Pinki Pramanik, who was arrested on rape charges after being accused of being a male, was on Friday remanded to 14 days judicial custody.

14-day jail remand for Pinki Pramanik

Kolkata:

Former Asian Games gold medallist quarter-miler Pinki Pramanik, who was arrested on rape charges after being accused of being a male, was on Friday remanded to 14 days judicial custody.

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The Eastern Railway athlete, who was part of the Indian 4x400m women's relay team that won a gold at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, was on Friday produced at the sub-divisional judicial magistrate's court that instructed the chief medical health officer to conduct gender verification test.

Dr Sukanta Sil at the CMHO told PTI that he was awaiting the order and would conduct the tests after that.

Pramanik's bail plea was also rejected as she would now undergo fresh gender verification test at the government hospital.

The former middle-distance runner, who retired from the international scene after the 2006 Doha Asian Games, was found to be a male in the test conducted at a private nursing home on Thursday.

"The reports conducted by us show that Pramanik is a male," Subrata Mukherjee of Uma Nursing Home, where the test was conducted, told media.

Pramanik was arrested from her Baguiati flat after the athlete's live-in partner, a divorcee and a mother of one, in her complaint alleged that Pramanik had been repeatedly raping and torturing her for several months.



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