The ordeal of a medal winning athlete
June 14,2012: Pinki Pramanik, a woman medal winning athlete has been accused by a woman of being a man and rape her. Pinki had been living with her for two years.The woman alleged that Pinki is actually a man. But the father of the middle distance runner Durga Charan Pramanik confirmed that she is a girl.Later she was arrested by the Baguiati Police.
June 15: The star athlete Pinki Pramanik has been refused bail by a court in the rape charges against her and sent to jail for 14 days.
June 18: The health department of the state government formed a seven-member medical board to determine whether Pinki is a male or female, who has been arrested on a rape charge brought by a woman.
June 19: seven-member medical board failed to ascertain the the gender of Asian Games gold medallist Pinki Pramanik and referred the case to SSKM Hospital.
July 2: Athletes and human right groups criticize the state government for its ‘insensitive’ handling the case of arrested athlete Pinki Pramanik.
July 4: A video clip showing the former Asiad gold medalist completely naked and undergoing a gender verification test at a private nursing home in North 24 district.
July 6: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) moves in the Calcutta High Court alleging inhuman torture on Painki Pramanik. The court has directed the state government to file an affidavit within two weeks on the progress of the investigation.
July 11: Asian Games gold medallist Pinki Pramanik, walked out of jail after spending 26 days in jail custody on charges of rape. She alleged that police had tied her hands and legs and forcibly conducted the gender determination test on her.