A chicken fitted with a blade for an unlawful cockfight in southern India has killed its owner, which led to a manhunt for the coordinators of the event.
The bird had a blade connected to its leg when it delivered dangerous injuries to the man’s crotch as it attempted to get away, police said on Sunday.
The person in question, Thangulla Satish, 45, passed on from loss of blood before he could arrive at a hospital in the Karimnagar locale of Telangana state a week ago, said cop B Jeevan.
The chicken was briefly held at the neighborhood police station before it was shipped off a poultry farm, police officer B Jeevan said: “Satish was hit by the rooster’s knife in his groin and started bleeding heavily, We may need to produce it before the court,”
Pictures of the chicken attached with a rope and pecking grain at the police headquarters going viral on social media.
Officer Jeevan further added: Satish was one of 16 people organising the cockfight in the village of Lothunur, We are searching for the other 15 people involved in organising the illegal fight,”
Victims could face charges of murder, unlawful wagering, and facilitating a cockfight. Cockfights are banned yet normal in-country regions of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Odisha states of India.
Extraordinarily reproduced roosters have 7.5-centimeter (three-inch) blades or cutting edges attached to their legs and punters bet on who will win the grim battle. Fights proceed until one hopeful is either dead or escapes, declaring the other chicken the champ.
A huge number of roosters pass on every year in these cockfights which, in spite of the efforts of animal activists, attract large crowds.