Kolkata: A West Bengal court Tuesday granted bail to Asiad gold medallist Pinki Pramanik, who after being accused of being a male had been under judicial custody since June 15 for alleged rape, the athlete's counsel said.

"Pinki was granted bail on Tuesday by the court district judge North 24 Parganas on a personal bond of Rs.5,000," Tuhin Roy, the counsel, told media.

Reports of a chromosomal test to determine Pramanik's gender are also slated to be submitted before the court by the SSKM Hospital.

An 11-member medical board was constituted to conduct the tests. Pramanik was arrested June 14 and remanded to 14 days' judicial custody by a court June 15 after the athlete's live-in partner, a divorcee and a mother of one, filed a police complaint accusing the athlete of being a male who repeatedly "raped and tortured" her.

Subsequent to the arrest, Pramanik was taken to a private nursing home for a medical check-up where the test reports claimed that the athlete was indeed a male.


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