Big Victory for Pinki Pramanik as All Charges Against her Are Dropped

In June 2012, a woman who had "sheltered" with her daughter in Pinki Pramanik's Kolkata home accused the athlete of rape and cheating, among other charges. Pinki was arrested, forced to undergo sex verification tests without her permission or court orders and finally jailed for 25 days.

updated: September 12, 2014 22:11 IST
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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."

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