Monday, February 07, 2011

Gurkha Bravery

We've all heard of the legendary bravery of the Gurkha Soldiers, right?
Check THIS shit out. 40 to 1 odds, and he comes out the winner.
The translation comes across as a little strange, but the story is all there.

Bishnu Shrestha, a brave Gurkha soldier in Indian Army, defeated 40 train robbers while returning home after a voluntary retirement. The Indian army, is going to awarded Bishnu with Sourya Chakra, Bravery Award and Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha medals during the Indian Republic Day celebration on January 26.

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 the train robbers in front of her helpless parents. After looting the train, when the robbers started to strip a 18 year old girl in front of him, he couldn’t contain his calmness. He took out his khukari and took on the a group of 40 robbers, alone. In the fight, he killed three of dacoits and injured eight others. Remaining dacoits fled the scene to save their lives.
The police arrested the eight injured dacoits and recovered Rs. 400,000 in cash, 40 gold necklaces, 200 cell phones, 40 laptops and other items left by the robbers while fleeing the train.

In recognition to his bravery, his regiment has given Bishnu a cash reward of Rs. 50,000 and it has also terminated his voluntary retirement, so that he could get a customary promotion after he receives the medals. In addition to that, he will also receive a cash rewards from the government, special discounts in international air tickets, and discounts in Indian railways train tickets.

Sent in by Deb


Deb said...

I read a series of books by Lee Child. Jack Reacher, the main character, is an ex MP drifrer who falls into situations that always need to be "fixed", which he does all on his own. I think Jack Reacher is a Gurkha.

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Skip said...

Had a bunch of Gurkas in a deal we had goin' back in the 60's.
Cool, sharp, and deadly.