40 Train Robbers vs. 1 Gurkha

Gurkhas, the Nepalese elite soldiers in the service of Britain and some of its former colonies, sometimes fight with their traditional kukri knives (pictured). One retired Gurkha was carrying his knife when a train in India that he was riding was robbed by forty men. The robbers unwisely chose to not immediately surrender. The ex-soldier then killed three, wounded eight, and drove off the rest:

The band of about 40 robbers, some of whom were travelling as passengers, stopped the train in the Chittaranjan jungles in West Bengal around midnight. Shrestha-- who had boarded the train at Ranchi in Jharkhand, the place of his posting--was in seat no. 47 in coach AC3.

“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.


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He has been awarded three Gallantry award by the Indian government..what i love about him is he didnt react when they were just robbing the train but only when they took that girl he took on them,a true badass ;)
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@Reality based- Really dude? Do you actually believe what you just said? You don't think that the gang had all access to as many guns that they wanted?

If guns were as prevalent as you say, then maybe more citizens would have had a gun to protect themselves from the gang. I am sure that most of the gang went with swords because they thought it would have been an easy catch and they would have had fun with what they brought.
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That's a good point Reality Based. Not to mention that most "law abiding citizens" aren't trained to use firearms in close quarters with other people, and we know how packed those trains in India can get.
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The truth is, Red Bunny, if hand guns were as prevalent as they are in the United States (for people to be issued Carry Permits) at least half of those 40 robbers would have had guns and the hero of the story, along with most on the train would have been shot.
Guns are great only if you're the only one carrying one, otherwise they just compound the problem.
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