New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought
a response from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on a
petition seeking compensation of Rs 20 lakh filed by a girl
whose legs were amputated after a Metro train had crushed them
in an accident at Rajiv Chowk station in March this year.
Justice S Muralidhar granted four weeks time to DMRC and
asked its counsel to file the response by January 11 on a
petition filed by Mehjabeen, who walked into the court room
with her prosthetic limbs, also seeking a government job.
The girl in the petition sought the court`s direction for
safety of general public at metro stations including
availability of ambulance service in each busy station and
compensation of Rs 20 lakh for the loss.
Mehjabeen, a student of journalism, was going to turn 22
then and would have become the owner of an Urdu news agency
She, along with mother Ayesha, was waiting for the metro
train when a man rushing through the crowd had landed on the
tracks, taking her along, in front of a train.
With the help of an NGO, she has been fitted with
artificial legs and was able to walk properly seven months
after the incident. However, neither DMRC nor the government
of India has offered her a job to be self reliant.
However, DMRC has offered her Rs four lakh as
compensation for the mishap, she said.