Gold medallist Pinki held for rape
Asian Games gold medal winning athlete Pinki Pramanik was arrested after a complaint was made that she is a male and has allegedly raped a woman, police said on Thursday.
"We arrested Pramanik on Thursday morning after a woman lodged a complaint of rape, stating that the athlete was a male and has been cohabiting with her for past several months.
He promised to marry her but later denied," said an officer of Baguihati police station in North 24-Parganas where the complaint was made.
Following the complaint, Pramanik was taken to a private nursing home for a medical checkup where the test reports showed that the athlete was indeed a male.