The police said that in southern India, a rooster equipped with a knife used for illegal cockfighting killed its owner, triggering a search for the organizer of the event.
Officials said the bird was equipped with a knife on its leg, ready to deal with the opponent if the opponent’s groin was severely injured. Local police B Jeevan told AFP that the man died of blood loss earlier this week before he could go to the hospital in the Karimnagar district of Telangana.
Jewan said that when the freak accident happened, the man was one of the 1
Jewan said: “We are looking for 15 other people involved in organizing the illegal fight.” They may face charges of manslaughter, illegal betting and cockfighting.
Cockfighting is forbidden, but it is still common in rural areas in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Orissa, especially during the Hindu Sankranti festival. Specially bred roosters have 7.5 cm (3 inches) of knives or blades on their legs, and the punters bet on who will win the fierce battle. Thousands of roosters die in this battle every year, and despite the efforts of animal rights organizations, it still attracts a large number of people.