A cockerel that had been fitted with a knife for an unlawful cockfight has killed its proprietor in southern India.
The fowl’s proprietor was impaled within the groin the knife because the animal tried to flee. The person died on the way in which to hospital from a lack of blood.
Police at the moment are trying to find 15 extra individuals concerned within the occasion, which passed off within the village of Lothunur in Telangana state earlier this week.
The animal was held at a police station earlier than being transferred to a farm.
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Police stated the animal was being readied to participate in a battle when it tried to flee. Its proprietor tried to catch it however was struck the 7cm-long (three inch) knife on the fowl’s leg in the course of the wrestle.
These concerned within the occasion face fees of manslaughter, unlawful betting and internet hosting a cockfight, the AFP information company stories.
Native police officer B Jeevan stated the animal can be taken to courtroom as proof at a later date, in line with The New Indian Specific.
Cockfighting was made unlawful in India in 1960 however fights are nonetheless comparatively widespread in rural areas corresponding to Telangana with many falling across the Hindu pageant of Sankranti.
It is not the primary time an proprietor has been killed their cockerel. Final yr a person in Andhra Pradesh died after he was hit within the neck a blade connected to his fowl.
Based on CNN, the proprietor was taking his animal to a cockfight when the incident occurred.