Authorities are asking gold medal runner Pinki Pramanik to undergo a series of test after her girlfriend told officials that the athlete is actually a man, who had been keeping her captive in their home and had raped her on several occasions.
Pramanik, who won gold in the 4x400m relay in the 2006 Doha Asian Games and a silver in the same event at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, was ordered by a magistrate on Thursday, when she was arrested on rape charges, to undergo the series of tests so law enforcement officers can decide on which jail cell (male or female) to place her in, while detectives investigate her roommate’s claims.
“We will go by the custody warrant,” a senior jail official said. “If the order suggests that Pinki is the daughter of the parents, then the former athlete will be put in the female ward, or else otherwise.”
Pramanik refused to undergo any tests saying she had numerous tests in her career as an athlete “why should I agree to more ridiculous tests?”
Reports say the victim told authorities that Pramanik told her that the Indian medical board was bribe to hide the fact that she was a man.