Indian para-athlete forced to sleep on train floor, probe ordered

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New Delhi, Jun 11: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today (June 11) ordered an inquiry into the way medal-winning para-athlete Suvarna Raj was treated in a train.

According to reports, the wheelchair-bound athlete was denied a differently abled-friendly berth in the Nagpur- Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express despite repeated requests.

Survana Raj (Image courtesy: ANI Twitter handle)

Raj, who was allotted an upper berth, had to sleep on the floor of the train after failing to get the berth meant for the differently-abled ('divyang') on Saturday.

"Have ordered an enquiry in the issue. We are serious about ensuring smooth travel for Divyangs," Prabhu tweeted.


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