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New case filed against Pinki Pramanik


AGENCIES | Issue Dated: January 1, 1970, Kolkata
Tags : Pinki Pramanik | Barasat court | Tuhin Roy |


Another case was filed against athlete Pinki Pramanik on Friday, this time alleging a criminal breach of trust.
After spending 26 days in jail, Asian Games gold medallist Pinki, accused of being a male and committing rape, on Wednesday was released from a correctional home in West Bengal's North 24-Parganas district after getting bail a day earlier.
Pinki, in judicial custody since June 15, was granted bail by the district and sessions judge.
Pinki was arrested June on 14 and remanded to judicial custody by a court the next day after the athlete's live-in partner, a divorcee and a mother of one, filed a police complaint accusing the sportsperson of being a male who repeatedly "raped and tortured" her.
The woman who had alleged Pinki of raping her has filed the new case on Friday, alleging a criminal breach of trust at Barasat court.
"The woman who had earlier accused Pinki of rape, has now alleged that her personal belongings are still in Pinki's possession and that Pinki is refusing to hand them over to her. The court will hear the case soon," Pinki's lawyer, Tuhin Roy, said.
Roy asserted that Pinki shouldn't be bothered about the new case.
Subsequent to the arrest, Pinki was taken to a private nursing home for a medical check-up where the test reports claimed that the athlete was indeed a male. The athlete was taken to the Barasat district hospital and finally to the SSKM for the tests.
Pinki, who retired from athletics three years ago, won gold in the 4x400 metres relay at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha in Qatar. Pinki was a silver medallist at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games the same year.
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