Kolkata: Pinki Pramanik, accused of being a male and currently remanded to judicial custody for alleged rape, will undergo a gender determination test on Tuesday, police said. Pramanik is an Asian Games gold medallist athlete.
"Pramanik will be taken for a gender determination test at a government hospital Tuesday," Rajib Kumar, commissioner of police for Bidhannagar said.
The athlete had refused to undergo the test twice on earlier occasion.
Pramanik was arrested late Thursday night and remanded to 14 days' judicial custody by a court Friday after the athlete's live-in partner, a divorcee and a mother of one, filed a police complaint accusing the athlete of being a male who repeatedly "raped and tortured" her.
Subsequent to the arrest, Pramanik was taken to a private nursing home for a medical check-up where the test reports showed that the former athlete was indeed a male.
Pramanik, however, claimed innocence and said it was a conspiracy.
Pramanik, who retired from athletics three years ago, won gold in the 4x400 metres relay at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha in Qatar. She was a silver medallist at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games the same year.
The Eastern Railway with which the athlete is a ticket collector Sunday suspended Pramanik following her remand to judicial custody.