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Indian athlete Pinki Pramanik wins bail in rape case

  • Pinki Pramanik, a female athlete charged with rape and over claims that she is actually male, has been granted bail by an Indian court.

    Pramanik was arrested in West Bengal state last month after a complaint from her live-in partner, who is a woman. She was escorted by male police and forced to undergo gender tests.

    Pramanik denies all the charges.

    She took home the gold in the 4x400m relay at the 2006 Doha Asian Games and a silver in the same event at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.