Seen here not even giving a f*** about the fluffy ball on his hat, 35-year old Nepalese soldier Bishnu Shrestha accepts an award for being a total badass and killing/maiming/scaring the living shit out of an entire gang of armed robbers/would-be-rapists off a train with nothing but a knife. *trying to enroll online in the Nepalese army's training program*
40 men armed with knives, swords and guns stormed the train and began robbing the passengers.
Bishnu kept his peace while the gang snatched cell phones, jewelry and cash from other riders. But then, the thugs grabbed the 18 year-old girl sitting next to him and forcefully stripped her naked. Before the bandits could rape the poor girl in front of her helpless parents, Bishnu decided he had enough.
"The girl cried for help, saying Â´You are a soldier, please save a sisterÂ´," Shrestha recalled. "I prevented her from being raped, thinking of her as my own sister."
Here's the part of the story that makes you cheer. He pulls out a kukri (i.e. a knife) and proceeds to kill 3 of them, injure 8 of them, and causes the rest to flee. During the battle, he suffered a severe knife injury to his left hand, from which he's now recovered.
Wow. Congratulations Bishnu, I'd like to take this time to present you with the prestigious 'Geekologie Badass of the Year' award. I know it's only early February, but I can say with the utmost confidence nobody will do anything for the rest of the year that's even half as hardcore. *ahem* Batman. But seriously, good lookin', Bishnu. *salutes*
Hit the jump for a shot of the type of knife he used and a 26-minute news report that's not in English.
Thanks to Patrick, who once stabbed a homeless guy on the back of a bus for trying to pee under the seat. Which, while admittedly admirably, isn't quite the same.