Mayawati announces assistance of Rs 1 lakh to Arunima

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati announced a financial assistance of Rs one lakh to Arunima Sinha, the sportswoman, who lost her leg after being pushed from a moving train.

Updated: Apr 14, 2011, 22:40 PM IST

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Mayawati on Thursday announced a financial assistance of Rs one lakh
to Arunima Sinha, the sportswoman, who lost her leg after
being pushed from a moving train.

"The CM while announcing the financial assistance has
directed DIG Bareilly for a speedy inquiry into the case and
ensure stern punishment to the guilty," an official spokesman
said here.

The CM has also asked the authorities to ensure proper
care and treatment of the athlete, he said.

The 23-year-old national level football and volleyball
player lost her leg after being pushed from Padmavat Express
near Bareilly on April 11 night.

PTI