PMO seeks report from Railway Ministry on Arunima incident

National level football player Arunima Sinha lost her leg after being thrown out by robbers from a running train near Bareilly.

New Delhi: Prime Minister`s Office (PMO)
on Thursday today sought a report from the Railway Ministry on the
incident involving national level football player Arunima
Sinha, who lost her leg after being thrown out by robbers from
a running train near Bareilly on Monday.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is away in Sanya in
China attending the BRICS Summit, expressed "sadness" on the
incident, sources said.

Besides ordering a probe into the incident, the Railway
Ministry has also decided to extend all help for her
rehabilitation which includes a suitable job in Railways.

Besides ordering a probe into the incident, the Railway
Ministry has also decided to extend all help for her
rehabilitation which includes a suitable job in Railways.

The compensation will be given to her by the Railway
Claims Tribunal.

Sports Minister Ajay Maken announced a medical
compensation of Rs.two lakh besides an immediate ex-gratia of
Rs 25,000 and all possible help to Arunima.

PTI