NCW seeks report on incident involving sportswoman

Last Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 15:45

New Delhi: The NCW Thursday sought a report
from the Uttar Pradesh government on the "shocking incident" in which a national-level sportsperson was thrown off a moving
train by some robbers in Bareilly and said steps should be taken to ensure safety of women in trains.

"We have sought a report from the UP government on the
incident as well as whether the victim is being compensated
properly. She had a bright future ahead of her and only
giving some compensation is not enough," National Commission
for Women Chairperson Yasmeen Abrar said.

She said there should be a "comprehensive plan" for
ensuring a better future for 23-year-old Arunima Sinha alias
Sonu, a national level volleyball player who lost her leg
after she was pushed out of the Padmavat Express in Bareilly
on April 11 by three men who were trying to rob her.

Abrar said law and order should be strengthened and
police vigilance increased to prevent such "shocking
incidents".

"Security and safety of women will have to be ensured.
Especially in trains, there should be deployment of more
railway police personnel so that such incidents could be
prevented," she said.

The NCW chief said the civil society should also come
forward to stop such things.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 15:45

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