A Gurkha soldier, who fought 30 train robbers

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Bishnu Shrestha, a brave Gurkha soldier in Indian Army, defeated 30 train robbers while returning home after a voluntary retirement.  The Indian army, is going to awarded Bishnu with Sourya Chakra, Bravery Award and Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha medals during the Indian Republic Day celebration on January 26 .

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While in the train, Maurya Express from Ranchi to Gorakhpur, on September 2, 2010, 35 year-old Bishnu saved a girl about to be raped by the train robbers in front of her helpless parents. After looting the train, when the robbers started to strip a 18 year old girl in front of him, he couldn’t contain his calmness. He took out his khukari and took on the a group of 30 robbers, alone. In the fight, he killed three of dacoits and injured eight others. Remaining dacoits fled the scene to save their lives.

The police arrested the eight injured dacoits and recovered Rs. 400,000 in cash, 40 gold necklaces, 200 cell phones, 40 laptops and other items left by the robbers while fleeing the train.

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In recognition to his bravery, his regiment has given Bishnu a cash reward of Rs. 50,000 and it has also terminated his voluntary retirement, so that he could get a customary promotion after he receives the medals. In addition to that, he will also receive a cash rewards from the government, special discounts in international air tickets, and discounts in Indian railways train tickets.

UPDATE:

Updated according to a news in Indian newspaper Times of India of September 4, 2010. The report of Indian Army awarding Soury Chakra proved to be wrong as his name was not included in the official Indian Army site.

308 thoughts on “A Gurkha soldier, who fought 30 train robbers

  1. Now here is a man who should apply to get a job as a private security guard anywhere in the world for 100,000 Euros per year minimum.

    Note to Bishnu: Bring 2 things with you: 1) a copy of this news report,and 2) your khukari.

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  3. When you look in the dictionary under “epic win,” you will see Bishnu Shrestha’s picture.

    Gurkha soldiers are the definition of bad-ass. A platoon of these guys would take out a regiment any day.

  4. You are a great hero here in the U.S. Bishnu. May we all and particularly other young men follow your excellent example.

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  6. Gurkha soldiers protect Singapore as well and deserve the legendary respect they have. This is one action that shows how courageous and fierce they are in battle.

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  8. This makes me proud and hopeful for the goodness of human spirit out there amid all that turmoil. You are a shining star of humanity, Bishnu Shrestha.

  9. I salute your bravery…..
    i imagine if that girl would be my exact real sister….
    you are a godly sent saviour for this girl…….

    The fame of brave Nepali soldiers and people will certainly be accelerated…
    i recall the history when Indian government allowed Neplese people to carry KHUKRI always ….
    the allowance no longer is a reality ..reason being some Neplese here in India joined the ill motived goons and robbers and used the national pride for wrongly purposes….

    You and your bravery must have made indian goverment to think that ….
    GORKHA REGIMENT IS INDEED A MOST POWERFUL INFANTORY IN INDIA…

    I SALUTE YOU AGAIN….
    NEPAL SHOULD HONOUR YOU VERY SOON…….

  10. This is an example of how brave and humane nepali people are! Well done Bishnu, I would like to salute to your spirit!

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