Sinha boarded the Padmavati Express train at Lucknow for Delhi to take an examination. She was pushed out of a general coach of the train by thieves wanting to snatch her bag and gold chain. Recounting the incident, she said “I resisted and they pushed me out of the train. I could not move. I remember seeing a train coming towards me. I tried getting up. By then, the train had run over my leg. I don’t remember anything after that.”
Immediately, as she fell on the railway track, another train on a parallel track crushed her leg below the knee. She was rushed to the hospital with serious leg and pelvic injuries and lost her leg after doctors amputated it to save her life.
What now? What happened to her incredible career? Would she just give up on life and run from obstacles and challenges? Never. Arunima decided to show the world what she was by deciding to climb Mount Everest and that is what she did. She went on even while running dangerously low on oxygen in the ‘death zone’, which is a testament to the depth of her resolve. She narrates the riveting story of her battle against the mountain and how she met Bechandri Pal to achieve her goal.