NCW seeks report on incident involving sportswoman

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.