Railways offers job to woman thrown off train

Railways offers job to woman thrown off train

 “We are extending all help for her rehabilitation which includes a suitable job,” Railway Board Chairman Vivek Sahai said in New Delhi.

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee had ordered that all financial assistance should be extended to her to ensure that she receives proper medical attention, Sahai said.

Arunima, who plays volleyball for Uttar Pradesh at the national level, fell on the parallel track after being pushed out of  the moving Padmavati Express train on Monday night.

She was hit by another train. She was found lying on the railway tracks early on Tuesday and was taken to the district hospital in Bareilly, where doctors amputated her left leg.
Arunima, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar in UP, was on her way to Noida to appear for a physical test for recruitment in the CISF.

Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken announced an immediate ex-gratia grant of Rs 25,000 and all possible help to Arunima.

“Financial assistance will not last for ever. I need a permanent job. I hope  the government will do something in this regard,” Arunima said in a broken voice from her hospital bed.

Arunima was travelling in a general compartment, when the tragic incident occurred.
“Some miscreants quarrelled with some passengers. During the commotion, one of them tried to snatch my gold chain. I resisted and was pushed out of the compartment,” she said.

She wants the officials to apprehend her attackers. “It can happen to others also... being an athlete I fought but many other women will simply give in,” she said.

“The security in trains should be such that a woman can travel alone,” she added.
Additional Director-General of Police (Railways) A K Jain has announced a reward of Rs 15,000 to anyone providing information about the attackers. “A computer sketch of the attackers is being prepared,” he said on Thursday.

The Railways has formed a four-member high-level panel to probe the incident which will submit its report within a week’s time, said Deputy Divisional Railway Manager (Moradabad) A K Singhal.

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