Although the court is still waiting for Pinki’s gender report, she is still being escorted by male constables Staying with
The woman who had accused Pinki of ‘rape and torture’ fainted soon after the court’s order. However, the athlete’s parents, who were also made accused in the case, celebrated. Durgacharan Pramanik, Pinki’s father, said he was very happy that his daughter had managed to get bail.
“It is my misfortune that I had to see naked photos of my daughter on the internet. The woman who used to stay with her did this for money,” he said. A PIL was moved in the Calcutta High Court on July 6 alleging inhuman torture on the athelete.
The West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) also stepped in and directed the home, health and police departments to inquire into the allegations of ‘torture’ on the athlete in custody. Pinki had won the 4x400m relay gold in the 2006 Doha Asiad and silver in the same category at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.
Since her arrest on June 14, Pinki went through several rounds of medical tests in Barasat Medical College and the state-run SSKM Hospital. Her chromosomal test, which was sent to Hyderabad, has been submitted to the court in a sealed envelope.
The 25-year-old athlete who works with Eastern Railway’s Sealdah division as a travelling ticket examiner has been suspended over the allegations.
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