Pinki wants Centre to intervene, says itís police conspiracy


Accusing the state government of showing apathy to her, Asiad medalist Pinki Pramanik, who has been accused of raping her former live-in partner, on Thursday said she would write to the Central government and State Human Rights Commission to intervene into her case and solve the matter.

On Monday, police had submitted the gender test report to a court in Barasat in which it has been said that Pinki is a male.

Speaking to The Indian Express over phone, Pinki said: "It's a social ignominy and a matter of shame for a person who has won accolades for the country. The state has been sitting on the case for pretty long time and I think it is time, the Centre should take it up."

"I am in talks with my lawyer and once the copy of the chargesheet and medical report arrive, I will write to the Central government and the State Human Rights Commission as well," Pinki added.

The 26-year-old runner also accused the police of harassment right from the beginning when the medical test video went viral on the net. "The police have been spreading rumours about my medical report. Before I got bail, there was nothing as such (confirmation of her being male) in the medical report. All of a sudden these seem to have appeared. Only I know the trauma I am going through at the moment. It is making me develop suicidal tendencies," Pinki said.

According to the athlete, the incident has changed life beyond recognition. "At office, even if no one is saying anything to me directly, I can sense the questioning looks and hear the whispers that are murmured behind my back. My story has been so badly distorted and blown out of proportion, that I hardly feel like going out of the house. My social life has been ruined. People do not remember the honour that I had been showered with and now they only talk about this controversy," Pinki said, adding that the parents and family members had been the only support system for the athlete.

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