Rape accused athlete Pinki Pramanik alleges blackmail

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Kolkata, Jul 11: Rape accused Pinki Pramanik alleged that she was blackmailed and framed by her roommate.

According to Pinki, "My roommate used to blackmail me over my photographs and now she framed me."

"I was sent to jail without carrying out a medical test. I will never forget the days spent in jail," she said.

"I will consult my lawyer and decide my next course of action. I have been framed and that woman is still trying to frame me," said Pinki.

Pinki was granted bail after 25 days. She was arrested on Jun 24 following allegations of rape levelled against her by her live-in partner.

The middle distance runner, who won one silver medal and five gold medals between 2005 and 2006, retired in 2007. According to reports, due to her 'excessive male hormones', Pinki was not allowed in a Madurai national meet.

Following the rape allegations, Pinki was made to undergo a gender test which is yet to be made public.

Meanwhile, the athlete hogged the limelight after a 29-second MMS clip of Pinki undergoing a gender determination test in a private hospital went viral. The clip showed Pinki in an unclothed state undergoing the test.

A PIL was moved in the Calcutta High Court on Jul 6 after the MMS was leaked.

The court directed the West Bengal government to file an affidavit within two weeks on the progress of the investigation.

The West Bengal Human Rights Commission also demanded that the health, home and police departments look into the "inhuman torture" on Pinki in the police and jail custody.

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