A man was killed by his cock after it slashed him with a knife attached to its leg at a banned cockfight in India.

The rooster, with a 3-inch knife tied to its leg, jumped up in a panic and slashed its owner, 45-year-old Thangulla Satish, in his groin, last week, in an apparent attempt to escape, police inspector B. Jeevan said on Sunday, February 28.

Cock kills owner during cockfight

‘The knife pierced him in the groin region,” local police told the Times of India. “It was a severe injury and he lost a lot of blood.

The incident occurred in Lothunur village in the southern state of Telangana.

Police said they were looking for more than a dozen people involved in the illegal event on 22 February.

The cock has been taken to a poultry farm for “protection” before being presented at a court of law as evidence of the cause of death, police told local media.

Cockfighting was banned in India in 1960 but the practice continues in many states and fights are often associated with Hindu festivals.


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