Indian television channels today broke the news of state level gold medallist boxer Rishu Mittal from Haryana who has been working as a maid in order to pay her school fees.
According to CNN-IBN, Mittal won a gold medal at state level championship in 46 kg category last year and even represented her state at the national games in Gwalior in December.
Rishu Mittal after being orphaned, now lives with her elder brother who works at a nearby shop.
Currently a class 10 student, Mittal supports herself by working before school and spends her evenings with her coach training.
"This girl has lost her parents. Her brother is doing a low paying job. She works at other people's home to survive," her coach Rajinder Singh said in a Times of India report.
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Updated Date: Apr 08, 2015 09:57:19 IST