A cockerel that had been fitted with a knife for an unlawful cockfight has killed its proprietor in southern India.
The chook’s proprietor was impaled within the groin by the knife because the animal tried to flee. The man died on the way in which to hospital from a lack of blood.
Police at the moment are trying to find 15 extra folks concerned within the occasion, which occurred 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 mentioned the animal was being readied to participate in a struggle when it tried to flee. Its proprietor tried to catch it however was struck by the 7cm-long (three inch) knife on the chook’s leg through the wrestle.
Those concerned within the occasion face expenses of manslaughter, unlawful betting and internet hosting a cockfight, the AFP information company experiences.
Local police officer B Jeevan mentioned the animal can be taken to court docket as proof at a later date, based on The New Indian Express.
Cockfighting was made unlawful in India in 1960 however fights are nonetheless comparatively widespread in rural areas comparable to Telangana with many falling across the Hindu pageant of Sankranti.
It’s not the primary time an proprietor has been killed by their cockerel. Last yr a person in Andhra Pradesh died after he was hit within the neck by a blade hooked up to his chook.
According to CNN, the proprietor was taking his animal to a cockfight when the incident occurred.