Kolkata: It was a huge victory on Friday at the Calcutta High Court for the Asian Games gold medallist athlete Pinki Pramanik who had been accused of raping another woman. The incident, in 2012, had triggered a huge debate about whether Pinki had won her medals under unfair conditions. She was tested for gender verification six times. But the Calcutta High Court quashed all charges against Pinki.
"I am very relieved," said Pinki Pramanik who works with Indian Railways.
"I have suffered terrible mental torture for over two years. Even now, when I am on duty at Sealdah station, people pass comments. With today's order, I hope all that will end."