Kolkata: Woman athlete Pinki Pramanik was arrested on Thursday after a complaint was filed that she is a male and has allegedly raped a woman.
As per the reports, after the complaint was filed against Pinki was taken to a private nursing home for medical checkup where the test reports revealed that she is a male.
According to the sources, she refused to undergo the medical checkups and also rejected to sign the form. Police later obtained a court order to conduct another medical checkup soon to determine her sex.
As per the sources, the leading gynaecologists feel that genetic problems can lead to dual sexual identity. A female, who is genetically female, may have male features which are quite common.
Parmanik, who won a gold medal at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, retired from athletics three years ago and it is said that she may have undergone a sex change after retiring from sports.