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Watch: Golden Girl Pinki Pramanik is just a face in the crowd

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Updated: 2021-04-23T11:45:45+05:30

Pinki Pramanik would indeed become an icon in her village but her dream of appearing on TV at the Olympics would always remain unfulfilled. Instead, she would make national headlines and trend on Twitter as the member of India's women's relay team who had allegedly raped a woman and lived her life in the guise of a woman despite being a man, according to the police complaint lodged against her.

Both the allegations have since been disproved in court, but they left a stigma on Pinki which nobody seemed comfortable to handle. Those who had till then rallied around Pinki as one who could take Indian athletics to new highs turned their backs on her and indulged in snideness, also speculating if a way could be found for India's other relay team members to retain their medals.

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