Police stated that Sonu, who has been allegedly pushed out of a train and lost a leg, jumped off the train as she was "mentally disturbed". Police also claimed that Sonu "either tried to commit suicide or it was an accident".
"The investigations point out that Arunima was disturbed and she either attempted suicide or met with an accident. We will unravel it in the next few days," stated ADG, Railways AK Jain.
He also said, "The loot attempt as alleged by her was not corroborated in the investigation by any of the witnesses on or off the record."
According to the police, the loopholes in Sonu's statement are:
1. Investigation showed that there was no physical test for ITBP scheduled on Apr 11 in Noida, where Sonu said she was heading.
2. Sources said, she was found at a spot, which was 16 feet away from the up track on which Padmavat express passed and she was lying on the far side of the adjacent down track. The investigators claimed that it was impossible to land so far, if she was pushed out of the train.
3. Sonu stated that the the train was running very fast. But the police said that the train's speed cannot be more than eight km/hour at the spot where she was found. The train halted for 12 minutes at Chanaiti Railway Station in Bareilly.
4. Sources also quoted the police doubting Sonu for crossing the railway line.
However, accusing the police of harassing her, the 23-year-old national level volleyball and football player Sonu chided, "I don't know whether the police is with me or against me. I was going to CISF, Noida office to inquire about the Centre for physical exam scheduled on May 7 and to ensure a correction in my date of birth in the call letter I have received."
When asked how she landed 16 feet away from track, the athlete said, "I was not so far..But I don't remember whether my foot came under Padmavat Express on any other train."