Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:15:02 GMT

Railways offers job to maimed athlete

Job open for Sonu Sinha after she recovers, says Railways even as support pours in for national volleyball player. Congress, CPIM, BJP, SP ask Mayawati's government why railway security is non-existent.


Compensation will not last long, I need govt job: Maimed athlete

A case under section 307 (attempt to murder) and 393 (attempt to robbery) of the IPC has been registered against unidentified persons by the Government Railway Police.

"A high-level inquiry by a four-member team has been ordered to probe into the incident which will submit its report within a week time," Deputy Divisional Railway Manager (Moradabad) A K Singhal said after meeting Arunima at the hospital.

The committe would include commandant Railway Protection Force, divisional safety officer, divisional operating manager and engineer. Singhal gave her Rs 5,000 as immediate relief.

In New Delhi, Railway Board Chairman Vivek Sahai told a press conference that all possible medical assistance will be provided to Arunima. The Railways is also talking to some NGOs to get her prosthetic leg.

The compensation will be given to her by the Railway Claims Tribunal. It will decide about the amount, he said but did not give any assurance that she will be given a job by Railways.

NCW Chairperson Yasmeen Abrar said the women's panel has a sought a report from the UP government on the matter. "The law and order situation should be strengthened and safety and security of women should be ensured. We need more deployed of railway police personnel in trains to prevent such incidents," she told PTI.

Giving some compensation is not enough, Abrar said adding there should be a "comprehensive plan" for ensuring a better future for her.

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