An illegal bird fight, man killed by his own bird in cockfight in India
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.
The rooster, with a 3-inch knife tied to its leg, fluttered in panic and slashed its owner, 45-year-old Thangulla Satish, in his groin last week, police inspector B. Jeevan said Sunday.
The incident occurred in Lothunur village of Telangana state.
Cockfights are banned but still common in rural areas of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Odisha states particularly around the Hindu festival of Sankranti.
In October last year, the police chief of a Philippine town was killed during a raid on an illegal cockfight when he blew to death after the razor-sharp metal blade on one of the roosters had pierced an artery in his shoulder.