Kolkata, July 10 (IBNS): A West Bengal district court on Tuesday granted bail to athlete Pinki Pramanik in a rape case.
Pinki was grated bail by the North 24 Parganas district court after 25 days since she was arrested on June 14 for allegedly raping a woman.
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 is likely to be 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 4×400 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.