Kolkata: Pinki Pramanik, the former athlete in the eye of a gender storm, says she is being pushed by the police to commit suicide. Ever since the police filed a chargesheet on Monday accusing her of being male and raping her live in partner, the question of her gender has become fodder for public speculation and life, for her, has become hell.
"When I was charged by the police, I felt the police was provoking me to commit suicide. Sometimes I am thinking of committing suicide, only because of the police. When I go out somewhere, people stare at me like I am a freak. I feel terrible, Pinki told NDTV.
On Monday, the police charged the gold medal winning middle distance runner with raping her live in partner. The charge was based apparently on a medical report which they claimed said Pinki was male and capable of intercourse. At least that is what the assistant public prosecutor Santomoy Bose told reporters.