Kolkata: Asian games gold medalist, Pinki Pramanik, an accused of raping her women roommate, was released on Wednesday from Dum Dum Central jail after spending 26 days in custody.

A Barasat court had on Tuesday granted the athlete bail.

Speaking to media while coming out of jail, Pinki said that she was being framed in a false case.

Speaking on Pinki’s release from jail, her counsel Tuhin Roy said, "Pinki was granted bail on Tuesday by the district court judge of North 24 Parganas on a personal bond of Rs 5,000."

Pinki known as a women athlete is an accused of being a male and her sex determination test was conducted recently.

An 11-member medical board consisting of doctors from the government-run SSKM Hospital was constituted and conducted several tests on Pinki on June 25. However, due to the lack of facilities, Karyotyping- a chromosomal test- could not be carried out.

The athlete's June 19 test at another government hospital in North 24 Parganas also was inconclusive, following which the athlete was referred to the SSKM.

Pramanik was arrested on June 14 and remanded in 14 days' judicial custody by a court on 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 former top notch athlete was indeed a male.

Pramanik, who retired from athletics three years ago, won gold in the 4x400 metres relay at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. The runner was a silver medallist at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games the same year.

The Eastern Railway, with which the athlete is a ticket collector, suspended Pramanik on June 16 following her remand in judicial custody.

JPN/ Agencies

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