Pinki Pramanik to undergo sex determination test on Monday
Kolkata: The sensational case of Asian Gold medallist athlete, Pinki Pramanik, has shocked the fraternity of Indian athletes. Now, the authorities have set their eyes on the highly-awaited gender determination test that is scheduled on Monday.
The former Indian athlete will undergo gender determination test at a West Bengal government hospital, police confirmed. The officials have been trying to convince the athlete to go for the medical examination.
Pramanik was arrested, late on Thursday, after her live-in partner filed a police complaint accusing the athlete of being a male who repeatedly raped and tortured her. Following the complaint, the athlete was remanded to 14 days’ judicial custody by a court on Friday.
In accordance to the orders of the court, a medical board was formed to conduct a medical examination which Pramanik twice refused to undergo.
Upon arrest, Pramanik was taken to a private nursing home for a medical check-up where the test reports showed that the former athlete was indeed a male.
The court has asked for the medical test report to be submitted on June 29. The next hearing is scheduled for June 29.
Pinki Pramanik, who has retired from athletics three years ago, specialised in the 400 metres and 800 metres. She has written several success stories with the national 4×400 metres relay team, winning silver at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, gold at the 2006 Asian Games, and gold at the 2005 Asian Indoor Games.
Pramanik also achieved the special feat of triple of gold medals at the South Asian Games 2006. She won the 400 and 800 m events as well as the relay. Pinki retired from athletics after she suffered a road accident three years ago and is now a ticket collector with Eastern Railways.
(With Agencies input)