Metro accident victim meets CM
Mehjabi, who lost both her legs in a freak metro accident seven months ago, met Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday. HT reports.delhi Updated: Oct 31, 2010 00:34 IST
Mehjabi, who lost both her legs in a freak metro accident seven months ago, met Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday.
"I have been assured a job by her. The kind of security and stability that I am looking at now is not possible in a private job," said 22-year-old Mehjabi.
Mehjabi worked as a trainee journalist in a local newspaper in Dehradun before her accident and wanted to pursue a career in journalism.
Mehjabi has also filed for a R50-lakh compensation against Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in the Delhi High Court. The DMRC had offered her a compensation of R4 lakh. "R4 lakh sounds like a joke. I have my whole life before me, how long will this amount last?" she said.
On March 26, this year, Mehjabi was waiting to board a Metro train at Rajiv Chowk station. While the train was approaching, Mehjabi was accidentally pushed on to the tracks by a man in a hurry to board the train. By the time the Metro driver applied the emergency breaks, three of the four coaches had already run over her legs.
Her right leg was amputated from above the knee and the left one was cut from a few inches below the knee.