This is beyond crazy!!! Female Indian athlete arrested over ‘raping’ woman claims she is a MAN

A woman athlete has been held on allegations  of rape and charges that she is actually a man.

Pinki Pramanik was arrested by Indian police  in West Bengal state after a complaint from her live-in partner, who is a  woman.

The gold medal winning runner has denied the  charges and accused her partner of lying.

Accused: Gold medal winner Pinki Pramanik has been charged with raping heer live-in partner who is also a woman

Accused: Gold medal winner Pinki Pramanik has been  charged with raping heer live-in partner who is also a woman

Court appearance: Pinki Pramanik is escorted to the hearing by police

Court appearance: Pinki Pramanik is escorted to the  hearing by police

She refused to  prove her gender, but now a  court has ordered health officials to carry  out a sex test after remanding her  in custody.

The magistrate said the jailer and  investigating officer will decide in which ward (male or female) Pramanik will  be kept.

‘We will go by the custody warrant. 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’, said a senior jail  official.

The Times of India quoted the athlete as  saying: ‘I have undergone numerous tests  in my career as an athlete. Why should I agree to more ridiculous  tests?’

Pramanik 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.

She also won three gold medals in the 2006  SAF Games in Colombo when she won the 400m, 800m and 4x400m relay  events.

Pramanik was arrested last Thursday after her  partner, a divorcee and a mother of one, claimed she had been repeatedly raped  and tortured by the athlete for several months.

The woman alleged Pramanik had confessed that  the Indian medical board was bribed to hide the fact she was a man and she was  forced to quit the sport as there were chances of getting caught.

Gold medal winner: Pinki Pramanik: Her female live-in partner has accused her of repeated rape and torture

Gold medal winner: Pinki Pramanik: Her female live-in  partner has accused her of repeated rape and torture

She claimed: ‘Pinki started torturing me when  I refused to pay money. I have paid money by selling ornaments.’

Another 2006 Asian Games medallist, Santhi  Soundarajan, was stripped of the women’s 800 metres silver medal after failing a  gender test.

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) is  shocked at the possibility of a second such embarrassment.

‘It’s a tricky situation now and we are  waiting for an official report on her medical test,’ said AFI secretary C.K.  Valson.

‘We can’t take any decision unless we have  the report with us.’

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