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She lost both arms in a train accident last year and yet managed to clear her HSC exams this year

It was a tragedy for Monica More last year. She was going to board a local train from Ghatkopur, Mumbai on Januray 11, 2014. Instead, she fell in a pit and a train ran over her arms. She was just 16 years old.


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Fellow commuters did help her out. Monica was rushed to a hospital but the doctors were not able to reattach her upper limbs by any means. But she received a lot of public support and her accident opened up a lot of debates about safety related issues in public transport. The excellent news is that she is coping well with the tragedy that struck her.

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Monica appeared for her HSC examinations in the Commerce stream and has tackled them well with a 63% overall.


While she was not able to write her exams by herself, she had the assistance of a writer Aishwarya, who is in grade 11. She has myoelectric arms, and though she is able to write by herself, the slow speed would have left her at a disadvantage. She wrote them sitting under a tree at her examination center Saraswati Vidyamandir in Ghatkopar. She plans to do a Bachelors in Commerce.