New Delhi: Asian Games gold medalist Pinki Pramanik's medical report says that the athlete is primarily a male. Pinki was arrested on June 14 after his live-in partner accused the athlete of being a male and raping her. Karyotyping test was conducted to determine his gender.
A member from the medical team said, "Normal Karyotypes for females contain two X chromosomes and are denoted as 46, XX. Males have an X and a Y chromosome and are denoted 46, XY. Tests reports revealed that Pramanik has predominantly male features. The test reports, along with our observations, have been submitted to the court."
Such individuals generally have testes, but their genitalia physically resemble to that of a female.
Remarkably, the test reports came after Barasat court granted Pinki bail saying that her medical reports prove that Pramanik is incapable of committing a rape.
Former middle-distance runner Pramanik walked out of Dum Dum Central Jail of Kolkata on Wednesday. He has earlier won 4x400 m relay gold in the 2006 Doha Asiad and is charged of being a male.
The accused female athlete underwent the gender test first in a private nursing home in Barasat, then in Barasat General Hospital, but since the reports were unconvincing, he was further sent to SSKM Hospital. Still, the gender could not be determined because of the absence of chromosome pattern test availability.
Reportedly, the runner had to face brutal torture under police custody; consequently, a PIL (Public Interest Litigation) was introduced in the Calcutta High Court on July 6. The West Bengal Human Rights Commission also extended a helping hand asked the police department to carry a probe on the inhuman behavior meted out to the player.