Winner of women's Asian Games gold accused of rape
Kolkata, June 15 (ANI): An Indian runner who won a gold medal in the women's 4x400m relay at the 2006 Asian Games has been arrested on rape charges levelled by a woman who claims the former athlete is actually a man, police said.
Subrata Bandopadhyay, a deputy commissioner with West Bengal Police, said that Pinki Pramanik was arrested on Thursday following the complaint lodged by the woman, Anamika Acharya, who said she was the live-in partner of the athlete.
Police have obtained a court order for a medical test to prove Pramanik's gender, Bandopadhyay said, even though the former athlete is opposing it.
"She (Anamika) also stated that Pinki is a male. He is not a female as he declared and he owns number of gold medals in Asian Games and other. He was sent to medical board for medical examination but he refused to take the test. Private medical board did not take any test but they declared that he may be male," said Deputy Commissioner of Bidhannagar, Subrata Bandopadhyay.
Bandopadhyay said that the gender of the athlete would be determined only after the completion of various medical tests.
"Now, we will look into it what can be done. We will consult other experts and take further steps. During investigation, they may be caught," added Bandopadhyay.
The federation, however, was not sure if Pramanik risked losing her medals even if medical tests went against her.
Another 2006 Asian Games medallist, Santhi Soundarajan, was stripped of the women's 800 metres silver medal after failing a gender test and the possibility of a second case has sent shockwaves into the Athletics Federation of India (AFI). (ANI)
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