Rape Charge Against Pinki Pramanik Dropped by Calcutta High Court

Pinki was accused by her live-in partner Anamika Acharya of being a male who raped her, which led to Pinki's arrest on June 14, 2012 and an order for medical examination to confirm the gender was issued.

updated: September 12, 2014 21:17 IST
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It was a big victory for Pinki Pramanik after the Calcutta High Court dropped all charges against the Asian Games gold medallist.

She had been arrested, kept in custody for 25 days and forced to undergo a sex verification test to determine her gender. She had appealed to the High Court in 2013.

Pinki got bail and the trial was to begin in a lower court. But that's when Pinki, with the support of lawyers and gender activists, appealed to Calcutta High Court in 2013 for charges against her to be dropped.

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