A rooster stabbed to death for an illegal cocktail fight in southern India has killed its owner, causing a commotion for the event’s organizers, police said.
The bird had a knife attached to its leg that was ready to grab an opponent when it severely injured its bow as it tried to escape, officials said. The man died of anemia before reaching a hospital in Telangana’s Karimnagar district earlier this week, local police officer B Jeewan told AFP.
Jeewan said the man was among 16 people who were organizing a cocktail fight in Lothanwar village when a strange accident occurred. Briefly at the local police station before sending the chickens to the poultry farm. Was held.
“We are looking for 15 other people involved in organizing the illegal fight. They could face charges of murder, illegal betting and hosting a cocktail fight,” Jeewan said.
Cockfighting is banned but is still common in rural areas of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Odisha states, especially around the Hindu festival of Sankranti. In particular, the roosters have 7.5 cm (3 in) knives or blades that attach to the legs and the punters engage on the condition of who will win the fiercest battle. Thousands of roosters die each year in the fighting, which attracts large crowds despite the efforts of animal rights groups.
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