How boxer Rumi Gogoi channeled his childhood anger into a better life


Guwahati: It all started on a chilly November evening in the village of Tipomia, about 30 km from the district headquarters of Jorhat. Rumi Gogoi, then 12, was beaten by her father Joycha Gogoi at the behest of a neighbor over a minor cattle grazing problem. Unable to bear her father’s wrath, the helpless Rumi somehow managed to defend herself, sowing the seeds of her boxing career…