Cops want me to commit suicide: Pinki Pramanik

Pinki Pramanik

With police identifying Pinki Pramanik as a male in its charge sheet, the athlete has argued that "higher male hormones does not make one a male" and decided to approach Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleging a police conspiracy to compel her to commit suicide.

"I will write an application to the chief minister that I am being systematically harassed by the police, especially that of Baguihati police station," 26-year-old Asian Games gold medallist said over telephone.

"I think that a conspiracy has been hatched against me. I have been subjected to mental torture by the police which wants me to commit suicide," Pinki said.

She alleged that police harassment intensified after she was charged with rape, cheating and intimidation. "Do the police have no other job but to harass me?"

About the medical report from the CFSL, Hyderabad confirming that she was a male, Pinki contended "higher male hormones does not make one a male."

"More tests are required. I was forced to undergo four physical tests which did not give any confirmation. I wonder at the conclusion of the medical report after blood tests were done on me," the athlete said.

Contacted, the Baguihati police denied harassing Pinki.

The athlete was accused by her live-in partner Anamika Acharya of being a male and raping her, which led to her arrest on June 14 and an order for medical examination to confirm the gender was issued.

The former middle-distance runner, who won the 4x400 m relay gold in 2006 Doha Asian Games, was given bail on July 11 pending disposal of all cases.

The athlete's arrest and imprisonment had sparked an outcry over gender discrimination and the manner of conducting the tests.

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