Railway job to injured sportswoman!

NEW DELHI: Railways on Thursday assured a job to national volleyball player Sonu Sinha who lost her leg after being thrown out from a running train near Barelli on Monday.

"We are extending all help for her rehabilitation which include a suitable job in railway," Railway Board chairman Vivek Sahai said.

23-year-old Sonu lost her leg after she was pushed from the Padmavat Express in Bareilly on April 11 by three men who were trying to rob her.

The incident took place between Chenati and Bareilly railway stations when she was travelling to Gautam Buddha Nagar to appear in a CISF recruitment examination.

"The railway minister ( Mamata Banerjee) has expressed her concern about this unfortunate incident and ordered to extend all financial assistance for giving adequate and proper medical attention to her," Sahai said.

Recuperating in the Barelli civic hospital, Sonu said she should be given job by the railways and compensation.

The railways has formed a four-member team to inquire into the incident.

Sahai also said that railways would bear all her treatment cost including providing a prosthetic leg.(PTI)

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