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Discussion in 'H.I. Cantina' started by Steve Tall, Jan 13, 2011.
He doesn't look happy in the photo. Maybe it isn't really a happy thing after all.
killing people is never a happy thing, just sometimes a necessity.
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.
maybe that's something worth thinking about - the difference between gratitude and happiness.
An attitude of gratitude is a major part of the path to happiness
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?
Nice to see ya Bruise!
But yer a little late....
and i missed the last three lines of your post...
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.
Gotta love a story like that. Bet the robbers weren't expecting to see some real steel!
A friend at work e-mailed me the same story. Yes, always be prepared, always be vigilant . . .
Some photos & video (unfortunately not in English & without subtitles) here:
I copied this from another forum but had to share. This soldier was very brave. Yey for the good guys.
You beat me to it.
wait for it
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.
A very brave man indeed! God bless him!
They should make a movie about it!
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!