One gorkha against 40 train robbers

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  1. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Brave soldier
  2. DannyinJapan


    Oct 9, 2003
    He doesn't look happy in the photo. Maybe it isn't really a happy thing after all.
  3. kronckew


    Aug 17, 2003
    killing people is never a happy thing, just sometimes a necessity.
  4. JayGoliath


    Mar 27, 2010
    Attacking the robbers aren't anything to a soldier. With a mindset ready to die the robbers are always on the losing side (they only want money and not being killed). He took it into his own hands when the girl isn't worth the struggle she's getting so the knife unsheathed.

    I remember a saying about Gurkhas:

    Once you attacked them you be prepared to get whacked TWICE from them.
  5. DannyinJapan


    Oct 9, 2003
    maybe that's something worth thinking about - the difference between gratitude and happiness.
  6. DaddyDett


    Jan 9, 2006
    An attitude of gratitude is a major part of the path to happiness
  7. BruiseLeee


    Sep 7, 2001
    Saw it linked on a blog thing and figured it might be appreciated...

    Don't know if it's true, but a good read nonetheless.

    “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.
    The train resumed its journey after some 20 minutes and a horde of media persons and police were present when it reached Chittaranja station. Police arrested the eight injured dacoits and recovered around 400,000 Indian rupees in cash, 40 gold necklaces, 200 cell phones, 40 laptops and other items that the fleeing robbers dropped in the train.

    OOps... someone else seems to have posted it already. Sorry.

    Please ignore this thread.


    What about that parkour eh?
  8. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
  9. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    Indeed, there is interest. We have a couple of other threads on this event also.

    I've moved this thread to the Cantina, our space for discussions not directly related to HI knives.
  10. Daniel L

    Daniel L Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 1998
    Gotta love a story like that. Bet the robbers weren't expecting to see some real steel!
  11. PghMitchS


    Oct 13, 2007
    A friend at work e-mailed me the same story. Yes, always be prepared, always be vigilant . . .
  12. Kinniku

    Kinniku Basic Member Basic Member

    May 29, 2003
  13. jamaljahda


    Mar 4, 2009
  14. bladerique


    Aug 31, 2010
    You beat me to it.

  15. drbarnes


    Sep 13, 2010
    wow. LEGEND

    wait for it

  16. shangchi108


    Aug 28, 2007
    I can't imagine fighting anyone or anything hand-to-hand for 20 minutes. A two minute fight is a long, long time. Most fights I've seen rarely last more than 10 seconds before someone goes down.
  17. Bai Lang

    Bai Lang

    Jul 31, 2009
    A very brave man indeed! God bless him!

    They should make a movie about it!
  18. ACStudios


    Apr 9, 2001
    This story is making the rounds :). I read it over on a different forum and thought I'd come post it here... too late (as I figured).

    Great to hear a khukrhi story!
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