Pramanik chargesheeted after medical report confirms athlete is male

Kolkata, Nov. 12 (ANI): Asian Games gold medallist athlete Pinki Pramanik has been charged with rape and cheating.

The latest development in this regard took place after medical reports confirmed that Pramanik is a male.

Pramanik, who was arrested on June 14 after a woman charged that the athlete was a male and had raped her, had earlier on July 11 said the allegations levelled against her was a conspiracy to defame her.

She was granted bail by a local court in North 24 Parganas district earlier on July 10.

The Calcutta High Court had earlier ordered a probe into the alleged violation of Pinki's rights.

The court had also asked the government to file an affidavit against the allegations of rights violation within two weeks.

A 29-second MMS showing the athlete completely naked went viral on the Internet. The video was of Pinki undergoing a gender verification test at a private nursing home after she was arrested on June 14, 2012.

The West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) had earlier issued a notice to the state police for insensitively handling Pinki's case. (ANI)