After months of speculation over Pinki Pramanik's gender and whether the middle-distance runner was capable of sexual assault, the athlete was on Monday charged with rape. Police filed a chargesheet against the Asian Games gold medal winner on the basis of a DNA test conducted in Hyderabad in June.
Asian Games gold medallist athlete Pinki Pramanik, who was accused of being a male and committing rape, was on Wednesday released after 26 days in a West Bengal jail. She alleged harassment in police custody and said everything was "pre-planned" and that she was "framed". Pinki came out of a correctional home in North 24-Parganas district after getting bail a day earlier. >>>
Only Pinki Pramanik has the right to decide what her gender identity is. In a case where the "facts" are both complex and yet also the question at hand, let us start with one that should be undisputed: Pinki Pramanik says she is a woman. She has lived as one, competed as one, and identifies as one. She and no other person or institution - particularly the law or medical science - has the right to decide what her gender identity is regardless of her anatomy, her chromosomes or her hormones. >>>
After spending 25 days behind bars on charges of raping her live-in girlfriend, athlete Pinki Pramanik was granted bail on Tuesday. The judge virtually exonerated the Asiad gold medallist by saying that preliminary medical reports make it clear Pinki is "not capable of committing rape". >>>