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Athlete Arunima accepts UP govt's job offer

April 18, 2011 14:29 IST

National level volleyball player Arunima Sinha, who lost a leg after being pushed off a moving train, was on Monday offered a government job by state Sports Minister Ayodhya Pal Singh.

"The sports minister met Sonu on Monday morning and offered her a job in the Sports Directorate or the Sports College," said Deputy Director (Sports) Anil Banoda.

He said Arunima and her family members have accepted the offer as the athlete wants to continue her association with sports.

The announcement came ahead of Sports Minister Ajay Maken's visit to CSM Medical University to meet Arunima on Monday afternoon.

The 23-year-old lost her leg after being pushed from Padmavat Express near Bareilly on the night of April 11 while she was on her way to Gautam Buddha Nagar to appear in the Central Industrial Security Force recruitment examination.

The police had lodged an FIR under Section 307 (attempt to murder) and Section 393 (attempt to robbery). She was earlier undergoing treatment at Bareilly district hospital where she was admitted on April 12.

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