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#46 Fiz

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 11:56 PM

how is that not awesome

 

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The band of about 40 robbers, some of whom were travelling as passengers, stopped the train in the Chittaranjan jungles in West Bengal around midnight. Shrestha-- who had boarded the train at Ranchi in Jharkhand, the place of his posting--was in seat no. 47 in coach AC3. 

“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. 

Police escorted Shrestha to the Railways Hospital after the rescued girl told them about his heroic deed. Mainstream Indian media carried the story. The parents of the girl, who was going for her MBBS studies, also announced a cash award of Indian rupees 300,000 for him but he has not met them since. 

“Even the veins and arteries in my left hand were slit but the injury has now healed after two months of neurological treatment at the Command Hospital in Kolkata,” he said showing the scar. “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,” said the Indian army nayak, who has been given two guards during his month-long holidays in Nepal.



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 12:01 AM

guess i'll be buying a khukuri



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 12:07 AM

anyway i'm guessing you get what you pay for more or less. if you take slum trains where people ride the goddamn roof then yes you're likely to be attacked by a band of bloodthirsty terrible india pirates but if you spend a couple bucks and take express trains you're probably fine



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 02:37 AM

I have a friend who worked for the state department to promote economic growth in Thailand. he opened up a brothel instead.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 02:21 PM

I may be headed off to Thailand next January, looking forward to it!



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:32 PM

I'm headed after I finish school in Australia in November. Let me know how your trip goes!!

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:44 PM

I'm headed after I finish school in Australia in November. Let me know how your trip goes!!


You mean literally everything in Australia hadn't killed you yet? I do have to say those land trains look cool. Along with no speed limit in the outback.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:03 PM

You mean literally everything in Australia hadn't killed you yet? I do have to say those land trains look cool. Along with no speed limit in the outback.

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I guess my post was a little unclear, I'm headed there in about a month and a half. Nevertheless, I plan on surviving my stay!!

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 12:29 AM

I may be headed off to Thailand next January, looking forward to it!

 

have you been before? where will you go and what will you do?



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 12:31 AM

I'm headed after I finish school in Australia in November. Let me know how your trip goes!!

 

any idea when exactly you'll be there or where all you'll be headed? i haven't been to thailand in three long years and i'm seriously considering flying instanbul > bangkok instead of to kuala lumpur. i'm going into withdrawal



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 12:31 AM

I guess my post was a little unclear, I'm headed there in about a month and a half. Nevertheless, I plan on surviving my stay!!

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 01:06 AM

mother of god that just made me desperate to go back to australia



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 04:38 AM

Well fug just got back from Manila and was going to tell you about my ladyboy experience.  But you dont care about the Philippines.  Haven't ventured to Malaysia Indonesia or  Thailand yet but will get there eventually.



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 07:01 AM

have you been before? where will you go and what will you do?

 

my cousin is getting Thai married. Never been, spent a day in Singapore and a week and a half in Jakarta and thats the extent of my Asian adventures which sucks because the cultures and history over there fascinate me.

 

He already got US married but her family is too traditional for something like that. I have no real idea what I'll do otherwise since it looks like it will be when the kids are back in school so who knows if my wife is going to come, or my daughter..I may want to spend a day or two in Japan...



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 10:13 AM

my cousin is getting Thai married. Never been, spent a day in Singapore and a week and a half in Jakarta and thats the extent of my Asian adventures which sucks because the cultures and history over there fascinate me.

 

He already got US married but her family is too traditional for something like that. I have no real idea what I'll do otherwise since it looks like it will be when the kids are back in school so who knows if my wife is going to come, or my daughter..I may want to spend a day or two in Japan...

 

awesome. don't come back with a tribal tattoo around your eye




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