Score: Lone Ghurka 11, Forty dacoits* 0

They were outnumbered, you see…

Lone Nepali Gorkha who subdued 40 train robbers


POKHARA, Jan 13: Gorkha soldiers have long been known the world over for their valor and these khukuri-wielding warriors winning the British many a battle have become folklore.

A retired Indian Gorkha soldier recently revisited those glory days when he thwarted 40 robbers, killing three of them and injuring eight others, with his khukuri during a train journey. He is in line to receive three gallantry awards from the Indian government.


  • A member of an armed robber band or gang in India or Burma
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