Woman boxer in coma after being hit by male pugilist

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2012, 12:48 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Mumbai: Manisha Chauhan, a 20-year-old female boxer from Mumbai is in coma at Nair Hospital after she suffered brain haemorrhage while practising with a male partner at Sai International Sports Club in Samta Nagar.

Police have registered a case of negligence against a Sports Authority of India-approved junior level coach and a senior boxer.

Manisha, a second year B.Com student of Thakur College in Kandivali, collapsed in the ring after being hit on the head by her male training partner on October 2.

As per reports, her coach Jaswant Singh wasn`t present during the session and his wife was supervising the training in place of him.

The national-level boxer wasn’t wearing any headgear while practising and is now currently undergoing treatment at Nair Hospital.

"Chauhan was not wearing headgear and she collapsed after the boxer, Noor, dealt a blow to her head," said a police officer.

“We have registered a case under IPC sections 338 (causing grievous hurt by an act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 34 (common intent),” senior inspector N Kamble was quoted as saying by the Indian Express.

However, Jaswant has denied any wrongdoing on his part.

Female boxers practicing with men isn’t an unconventional method but they are required to wear a protective headgear before stepping into the ring.