HC orders probe into Pinki Pramanik's rights violation

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  • Updated: Jul 06, 2012 18:02 IST

Former athlete Pinki Pramanik to the Barasat District court in Barasat around 35 Km north of Kolkata. Asian Games gold medallist woman athlete Pinki Pramanik who won a gold medal at the 2006 Asian Games appeared in court charged with raping her former lover who has alleged that she is actually a man.  AFP Photo

The Calcutta high court today ordered probe into violation of athelete Pinki Pramanik's human rights.

Asking the government to file affidavit within two weeks against alleged violation, the court directed cyber crime experts to to probe rights violation.

PIL petitioner RS Chattopadhyay has been asked to file FIR with the police.

The retired middle distance runner arrested on June 14 has been accused of being male and of allegedly raping a live-in partner, a 30-year-old estranged woman.

The West Bengal Human Rights Commission has also directed the home, health and police departments to inquire into the alleged 'inhuman torture' on Pramanik in police and jail custody and submit a report within two weeks.

An MMS of her undergoing gender test went viral on the internet.


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