The train robbers had a bad day

January 28, 2011

…because they ran into a Gurkha — a retired Gurkha, who got mad:

“They started snatching jewelry, cell phones, cash, laptops and other belongings from the passengers,” Shrestha recalled. The soldier had somehow remained a silent spectator amidst the melee, but not for long. He had had enough when the robbers stripped an 18-year-old girl sitting next to him and tried to rape her right in front of her parents. He then took out his khukuri and took on the robbers.

“The girl cried for help, saying ´You are a soldier, please save a sister´,” Shrestha recalled. “I prevented her from being raped, thinking of her as my own sister,” he added. He took one of the robbers under control and then started to attack the others. He said the rest of the robbers fled after he killed three of them with his khukuri and injured eight others.

During the scuffle he received serious blade injury to his left hand while the girl also had a minor cut on her neck. “They had carried out their robbery with swords, blades and pistols. The pistols may have been fake as they didn´t open fire,” he surmised.

That’s one retired soldier with a knife* against 40 armed robbers. Who needs Clint Eastwood or Bruce Willis when you’ve got Bishnu Shrestha on your side?

In case you’re wondering, yes, he’s getting a medal for this. Three of them, in fact. And cash bounties. And no doubt a bunch of Bollywood and Hollywood agents who will pay scads for his story.

*A kukri, to be exact, which is a very big knife.

LINKS: Moe Lane and Dave.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

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He can do some things right

September 22, 2009

The President gives an excellent address on the occasion of awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to Sergeant Jared C. Monti.

A transcription of his remarks is here.