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Rooster kills owner with cockfight blade in India

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The bird had a knife attached to its leg ready to take on an opponent when it inflicted serious injuries to the man's groin as it tried to escape.

A rooster fitted with a knife for an illegal cockfight in southern India has killed its owner, sparking a manhunt for the organisers of the event, police said Saturday.

The bird had a knife attached to its leg ready to take on an opponent when it inflicted serious injuries to the man's groin as it tried to escape, officers said.

The victim died from loss of blood before he could reach a hospital in the Karimnagar district of Telangana state earlier this week, local police officer B. Jeevan told AFP.

The man was among 16 people organising the cockfight in the village of Lothunur when the freak accident took place, Jeevan said.

The rooster was briefly held at the local police station before it was sent to a poultry farm.

"We are searching for the other 15 people involved in organising the illegal fight," Jeevan said.

They could face charges of manslaughter, illegal betting and hosting a cockfight. (Hindustan Times)

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  • Lothario Sunday, 28 February 2021 04:48 PM

    Have to watch out for these cocks!

    Raj Sunday, 28 February 2021 06:52 PM

    Cock attack on cock!

    Jayantha Monday, 01 March 2021 06:48 AM

    A nation that so called respects the cow but abuses other animals for the sake of money? mmm


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