Mountaineer Arunima Sinha finally gets compensation from Railways for accident that disabled her
Arunima Sinha, the Indian mountaineer, who lost a leg fighting robbers in a moving train in 2011, has won a long legal battle for compensation from the Railways.
The Railways had initially refused to recognise Sinha as a passenger and even blamed her for the accident. The legal victory came after a seven year battle in the railway tribunal.
Sinha became the world's first woman amputee to climb Mount Everest in 2013. She was a volleyball champion before her accident, but chose mountaineering to achieve her ambitions.
The railway tribunal ordered that Sinha be paid Rs 7,00,000 in compensation after her lawyers were able to prove that she had been travelling on a valid ticket and had been pushed from a moving train by robbers.