Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What Do You Call Forty Thieves Surrounding A Ghurka? . . . . Outnumbered

This from the Indian press:

Bishnu Shrestha, a brave Gurkha soldier in Indian Army, defeated 40 train robbers while returning home after a voluntary retirement. . . .

While in the train, Maurya Express from Ranchi to Gorakhpur on September 2, 2010, 35 year-old Bishnu saved a girl about to be raped by train robbers, in front of her helpless parents. After looting the train, when the robbers started stripping the 18 year old girl in front of him, he couldn’t contain his calmness. He took out his khukari and attacked the group of 40 robbers, alone. In the fight, he killed three of dacoits and injured eight others. Remaining looters ran for their lives. . . .


If you do not know about the ghurkas, they are Nepalese soldiers who form units in both the Indian and British armies. They are famed for two things - their bravery in warfare and the unique knives they carry at all times, the khukari.

(H/T American Digest)

Update: Finally found a pic of the Ghurka hero, Bishnu Shrestha. Here he is shortly after leaving the train:

No comments: