A Gorkha Indian Army personnel fights 40 robbers in a train to save a girl from being raped.
On September 2, 2010, the then 35-year-old Bishnu Shrestha after retiring from his Gorkha soldier military service, when he had returned to his homeland
According to some reports, when the bandits reached Shrestha, he was ready to give up his valuables, but then the 18 year old girl sitting next to him was grabbed by the robbers, who wanted to rape her. The girl, who knew Shrestha was a retired soldier, appealed to him for help. So he pulled out the large, curved knife that all Gurkha soldiers (and many Gurkha civilians) carry, and went after the bandits.
In the narrow aisle of the train, a trained fighter like Shrestha had the advantage. Although some of the bandits had pistols, they were either fake, or mishandled by the frightened robbers. After about ten minutes of fighting in the train aisles, three bandits were dead and many were wounded, and the rest of them decided to drop their loot (200 cell phones, 40 laptops, lots of jewelry, and nearly $10,000 in cash) and flee. The train resumed its journey promptly, in case the bandits came back, and to get medical aid for the eight bandits who had been injured by Shrestha.
When the intended rape victim’s family offered him a large cash reward, he refused it with the following comment: “Fighting the enemy in battle is my duty as a soldier. Taking on the thugs on the train was my duty as a human being.”
Such selfless service and dedication to sacrifice for the good of others makes be believe in Humanity.