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Score: Lone Ghurka 11, Forty dacoits* 0

They were outnumbered, you see…

Lone Nepali Gorkha who subdued 40 train robbers


POKHARA, Jan 13: Gorkha soldiers have long been known the world over for their valor and these khukuri-wielding warriors winning the British many a battle have become folklore.

A retired Indian Gorkha soldier recently revisited those glory days when he thwarted 40 robbers, killing three of them and injuring eight others, with his khukuri during a train journey. He is in line to receive three gallantry awards from the Indian government.


  • A member of an armed robber band or gang in India or Burma


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Comments (9)

They were obviously expecti... (Below threshold)

They were obviously expecting a compliant group of 'victims'.

Had this been in NYC or any... (Below threshold)

Had this been in NYC or any other major city in the US; the guy would be sitting in jail, charged with multiple murders. Then the tort lawyers would be next in line.

What is Nepalese for "Let's... (Below threshold)

What is Nepalese for "Let's roll"?

Oh,RATS!!!Stan bea... (Below threshold)


Stan beat me to it.

If they made this story int... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

If they made this story into a movie, no one would believe it really happened. Courage, humility, respect for a girl's honor (read the details in the story), Bishnu is a hero by anyone's standards.

Wait - he did read them the... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Wait - he did read them their rights, didn't he?

Just shows what a well trai... (Below threshold)

Just shows what a well trained, determined, and level headed guy can do to common street thugs. Forty to one, just a about even odds. Not a bad way to walk back into your unit, he won't be buying many drinks for a while. mpw

"What is Nepalese for "Let'... (Below threshold)

"What is Nepalese for "Let's roll"?"

the phrase you're looking for is

Ayo Gorkhali (The Gorkhas are here)

here's his regiment in Wikipedia

Could Shrestha have shown m... (Below threshold)

Could Shrestha have shown more valour and gallantry? He took on forty enemies armed only with a knife, killed three and wounded eight, was himself badly wounded in the fight... and did it to save the honor of a girl who was a stranger to him AND for the honor of his regiment and fellow Ghurkas.

Now THAT is a man!

Oh, and I also noted this at the end of the article:

"I would have been a meek spectator had I not carried that khukuri."






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