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Female Asian Games medalist accused of being man and raping woman

Indian sprinter and gold medalist Pinki Pramanik says rape charges are a 'huge conspiracy', while medical report suggests the athlete may be intersex.

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26th November 2012 00:27

Alessia Valenza

Pinki Pramanik was charged on Monday (12 November) with raping and assaulting her female housemate in West Bengal, who claims the athlete is actually a man and broke a promise to marry her.

Indian police said results from a gender test proved she is biologically male. However, Pramanik told New Delhi Television it is a ‘huge conspiracy’ and claims her male features are side effects of drugs which she used during her sporting career. 

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