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Old 24-Apr-2011
Arunima Sinha's relative calmed by police

New Delhi: Police were called to the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after a large number of people barged in and insisted on meeting volleyball player Arunima Sinha whose leg was amputated after she was pushed out of a train.

The doctors at the AIIMS sought police help late on Friday following a verbal duel between its staff and a brother-in-law of the player. The dispute was settled and no formal complaint was registered.

"The brother-in-law came with many people to meet Arunima. The guard told them that nobody was allowed to meet her as she had had surgery. But he started shouting," AIIMS Trauma Centre head M.C. Misra told IANS.

Doctors then called the police. "The matter was finally settled. The problem is that every day this man comes with a large number of politicians. There is a strict restriction on people allowed to meet Arunima as they could spread infection," Misra said.


Arunima underwent surgery on Friday. Doctors applied a vacuum cleaning device to drain infectious tissue from the amputated leg.

"The procedure will help in healing of the leg and she is doing fine," Misra added. Doctors said that psychological counselling was also helping Arunima.

Two more operations one on the amputated leg and the other to fix the broken bones of her second leg will be done this week.

Arunima was pushed out of the Padmawati Express near Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh on April 11 while resisting a chain-snatching attempt when she was on her way from Lucknow to Delhi.

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