Arunima undergoes surgery due to infection
National-level volleyball player was thrown out of a train by three men trying to rob her.
Lucknow: National-level volleyball player
Arunima Sinha aka Sonu, who lost her leg after being pushed
from a moving train today underwent a surgery here due to
infection in the severed limb, hospital sources said.
"Sonu underwent debridement under general anesthesia.
Her condition continues to be serious, but stable as of now.
She is being continuously monitored and the university is
providing all possible help including free treatment to the
patient", a senior official at Chattrapati Shahuji Maharaj
Medical University here said to a news agency.
During examination of Sonu, who was admitted here
yesterday, it was detected that her amputated left leg had
swelling and infection due to which surgery was required.
Debridement surgery is done to help wounds heal
Due to excessive bleeding Sonu`s haemoglobin level has
gone done fairly due to which transfusion was done last
"She has been given two bottles of blood since she
was admitted in the university. Sonu`s case is that of below
knee amputation and she has been kept in high dependency ward,
The 23-year-old player lost her leg after being
pushed from Padmavat Express near Bareilly on the night of
April 11 while she was on her way to Gautam Buddha Nagar to
appear in CISF recruitment examination.
The police had lodged an FIR under section 307
(attempt to murder) and 393 (attempt to robbery).
She was earlier undergoing treatment at Bareilly
district hospital where she was admitted on April 12, a day
after being thrown out of the train.