Vor an illegal cockfight in India, one of the animals killed its owner rather than its opponent. The rooster, who was already equipped with a knife on his leg, injured the man in the groin area in an attempt to escape him so much that the man bled to death, the police in the southern state of Telangana said.
Accordingly, the accident happened a few days ago in the village of Lothunur. There were 16 people gathered there to watch the animals fight. After the incident, people fled. The rooster was briefly taken to the police station, but was later handed over to a poultry farm, as the British “Guardian” reports.
According to the newspaper, the police are now looking for the 15 other people involved in the spectacle. They face criminal prosecution for manslaughter, illegal betting and hosting a cockfight.
The so-called cockfighting is banned, but is still common in rural areas of India. They often attract large audiences who bet money on the eventual winners. Knives, blades or spurs up to 7.5 cm long are attached to the legs of the roosters, which are specially bred for the fights. According to Indian animal rights activists, thousands of roosters die in the country every year.