Thank you for this excellent news item.
Such warriors are desperately needed in the "politically wretched and morally ruined" country, India, where according to some reports one rape occurs every 21 minutes!
Luckily a few States, notably EAST Punjab, are still clean and honourable in this regard.
The bravery of soldier Bishnu Shreshtha is legendary and should be publicised widely in Hindusthan.
2 Apr 15.
In a message dated 01/04/2015 15:33:13 GMT Daylight Time, XXXXXXXXXX writes:
Subject: Aayo Gurkhali !
Ayo Gurkhali ! What a soldier?
>> Bishnu Shreshtha, a soldier from the Gorkha Rifles of the Indian Army
>> was traveling home after his retirement (in 2010), when his train was
>> attacked by almost 40 robbers near the border of Bengal. When they
>> came for his pocket, he gave it away. But when they came to rape a 18
>> year old girl sitting next to him, he pulled out his khukri and
>> What happened next is more thrilling than a movie. He managed to push
>> them back and engage them in a narrow corridor where only one or two
>> of them could fight him at a time. In that situation, an experienced
>> soldier like him had the advantage.
>> After more than half hour of bloody close quarter hand to hand combat,
>> three robbers were dead, eight were injured, most of them gravely
>> injured and rendered immobile. Rest all ran away. Shreshtha received a
>> few cuts, scratches, bruises and a non lethal blow to his shoulder.
>> The Indian Army reinstated him, promoted him by two ranks so he could
>> enjoy higher pension and perks, and retired him the next day. He also
>> received special service award and the Shourya Chakra.
>> When the intended rape victim's family later 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."
>> Also, see link below: