Dead peacock mystery solved

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Details have emerged about the man shown holding a dead peacock in one hand and an airgun in the other, which went viral on social media, Wildlife Conservation Department spokesperson Hasini Sarathchandra said today.

According to the man’s wife's statement, which was recorded by the Wennapuwa Police, her husband had not shot the peacock.

“The peacock was accidentally knocked down by our vehicle while we were on our way to attend Mass at Wennapuwa Church last year. After knocking it down, my husband lifted the dead peacock by its neck while holding the air gun in his other hand. He threw the peacock into the jungle before attending Mass. My husband is now working in Italy. This photo was taken last year,” the wife said in her statement to the police. “We keep an airgun to scare away animals which stray into our property because we have not yet fitted the doors and windows of our house.

The man was a resident of Lunuwila in Wennappuwa. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • Aquarius Tuesday, 29 March 2016 09:04 PM

    The photo with the man and the air gun is definitely not on a road after an accident. He is posing for the photo in a different place - probabaly his home or some other home environment. The wife's story is bizzare.

    KJ Wednesday, 30 March 2016 11:46 AM

    Let's back to base.. do you have a license to hold this gun?

    Lal Tuesday, 29 March 2016 09:31 PM

    Why hold a Airgun if the peacock had an accident?

    Percy Tuesday, 29 March 2016 09:43 PM

    Bird eaters ! Percy

    gadda Tuesday, 29 March 2016 09:43 PM

    The gun looks like a shot gun to me and if her story was true then it was on a road he was holding the animal.This look like a shed and for sure he hunted the animal.

    Vernon Tuesday, 29 March 2016 09:49 PM

    Wife's story is good for "Konde Bandapu Chinunnta". (1) Who goes to church with an air gun? (2) Wennappuwa people do not go to church in such attire (3) Never heard of peacocks in Wennappuwa. (4) The photo is nowhere near a road, but inside some shed (5) There are no jungles in Wennappuwa

    Lal Thursday, 31 March 2016 12:55 AM

    Who would believe this kind of a fairy tale? Going to church? Air gun? Sounds so true isn't it? Is the authorities happy with that explanation?

    azath Wednesday, 30 March 2016 01:50 PM

    Chicken also a bird!

    MP Thursday, 31 March 2016 05:30 PM

    For sure this must be somebody's somebody who is connected to get away with a glaring lie and the police to be NATO

    budi Thursday, 31 March 2016 07:27 AM

    so the police believed what she said and let her go...case finished.. via DM Android App

    Jennifer Wednesday, 30 March 2016 05:12 PM

    I am no Christian, but do they actually go to mass dressed like THAT? And look at the gleeful face. Even the carcass of a cat or dog on the road makes us feel sad. If our vehicle actually hit one, we would feel terrible. Is that the look on his face?

    Sri Wickrama Wednesday, 30 March 2016 09:57 AM

    There are no peacocks on roads in Wennappuwa. This woman should have found a better lie to tell.

    Harold Wednesday, 30 March 2016 10:10 AM

    If you look closely of the background there is like a 3 floor building..... what a joke the wife comments has been

    Dilferdeen Wednesday, 30 March 2016 07:31 PM

    Italian EURO speaks everywhere...Damn liers

    sasa Wednesday, 30 March 2016 10:12 AM

    April 1st is around the corner

    SL in KSA Wednesday, 30 March 2016 10:14 AM

    What ever it may be, it was picture taken in very very poor taste. Shame on you...!!!

    eshan Wednesday, 30 March 2016 10:39 AM

    Is that the way hes attending the mass??? I mean the costume shes a lyre...

    UniDon Wednesday, 30 March 2016 10:52 AM

    This reminds me Ven. Uduwe Dhamaloka's version of his "abandoned" elephant.

    us Wednesday, 30 March 2016 11:02 AM

    are people attending church with air gun and if it is an accidentwhy he is going at peocock with a gun.. its a fully joke.. via DM Android App

    piyal Wednesday, 30 March 2016 11:05 AM

    blatant lie must be punished

    Asoka Wednesday, 30 March 2016 11:06 AM

    They keep the gun at home to scare away the animals...but why carrying it on the way to church...???

    Udaya Friday, 01 April 2016 04:12 AM

    I think he carried his air gun to scare the priest at that church.

    p cock Tuesday, 29 March 2016 08:20 PM

    what a lie the photo is taken in a residence not on the road side via DM Android App

    MP Wednesday, 30 March 2016 11:31 AM

    what a disgrace disgrace.. look at the dress. is this the way you go to church.. also with an air gun?? what a lie. He is in a hut preparing to skin

    Sumith Wednesday, 30 March 2016 11:31 AM

    In Wennappuwa,( Wayamba) area there are no peacocks available. This peacock must have been hunted somewhere else.

    ffaizer Wednesday, 30 March 2016 11:39 AM

    well what do you know ... the wife missed to tell you all that the gun held is a toy !!!

    sanju Wednesday, 30 March 2016 11:41 AM

    Guilty as hell. And Hasini whoever is a gullible fool. or a conniving peacock-eating employee.

    DP Wednesday, 30 March 2016 11:42 AM

    This chap looks so proud to have shot a peacock......... Its all over his face. Imagine if the roles were reversed and he was the recipient of the bullet !!!!!!!...............it would be "mage ammoooo".........


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