A Gurkha Soldier of the Indian Army single handedly fought off 40 armed bandits with his knife
killing 3 and injuring 8 to save a girl from getting raped during a train robbery in India.
Gorkha Soldier Saves Girl from Rape and Takes on 40 Train Robbers with Only a Khukuri.
Hoax or Fact:
The messages talk about an Indian gurkha soldier who is claimed to have fought about 40 armed robbers in a train and saved a girl from being raped. It is a fact. The Gorkha soldier is Bishnu Prasad Shrestha.
The train incident happened on September 2, 2010 when Bishnu Shrestha was returning home after his voluntary retirement from Indian Army. While the 35 year old gurkha soldier was traveling in Maurya Express train from Ranchi to Gorakhpur, during midnight time in Chittaranjan jungles of West Bengal, around 30-40 armed robbers boarded the train and started looting the passengers. Later they started misbehaving with an 18 year old girl in front of her helpless parents, which is when Bishnu lost his cool. He took out his Khukuri (knife) and fought the group of robbers single handedly. He killed three of them in the fight and injured eight others. The remaining robbers got scared of Bishnu's brave attack and fled the scene. The Indian army soldier explained about the incident saying:
"They started snatching jewelry, cell phones, cash, laptops and other belongings from the passengers. They had carried out their robbery with swords, blades and pistols. The pistols may have been fake as they didn´t open fire. The girl cried for help, saying ´You are a soldier, please save a sister´. I prevented her from being raped, thinking of her as my own sister.
Fighting the enemy in battle is my duty as a soldier; taking on the dacoits in the train was my duty as a human being."
During the fight, Bishnu had to suffer serious blade injury on his left hand, and the girl also had a small cut on her neck. However, the brave gurkha soldier managed to make good use of his Khukuri and save the chastity of a girl, along with hundreds of thousands in loot. Appreciating this brave act of Bishnu, his Gorkha Regiment gave him a cash reward of Rs. 50,000 and also terminated his voluntary retirement, so that he would get benefits of a customary promotion after receiving the medals of recognition. Bishnu Shrestha also received the Sena Medal for bravery from the Indian Army.
Cheers to his brave and responsible act!