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Arunima may undergo surgery due to infection in severed limb

lucknow Updated: Apr 17, 2011 11:49 IST

National-level volleyball player Arunima Sinha alias Sonu, who lost her leg after being pushed from a moving train, may have to undergo a surgery due to infection in the severed limb, hospital sources said in Lucknow.

"During the examination of Sonu, who was admitted yesterday, it was detected that her amputated left leg has swelling and infection which may require further surgery for treatment," said the sources at Chattrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, where Arunima was shifted on Saturday.

As of now the dead tissues have been removed, wound cleaned and fresh dressing was done, they said.

"Though her condition is stable, but due to excessive bleeding Sonu's haemoglobin level has gone down fairly due to which transfusion was done last night," the sources said.

Sonu has been kept in high-dependency ward, they added.

The 23-year-old player was earlier undergoing treatment at Bareilly district hospital where she was admitted on April 12, a day after being thrown out of the Padmavat Express by three men trying to rob her when she was travelling to Delhi to appear for an examination.

The police had lodged an FIR under section 307 (attempt to murder) and 393 (attempt to robbery) of the IPC.

Sonu was shifted to Chattrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University on Saturday for further treatment.