An Indian man was stabbed to death by his own cock after attaching a 3-inch knife to his leg for illegal cockfighting, police said Sunday.
Thangula Satish, 45, was stabbed in the groin last week when a bird he had just armed for the battle panicked, according to police in the village of Lotunur in Telangana.
“Satish was hit by a rooster’s knife in his groin and began to bleed profusely,” Police Inspector B. Javen said Sunday, revealing that the victim died on the way to the local hospital.
Police are now searching for more than a dozen others involved in the deadly rooster fight, warning they could face up to two years in prison if convicted.
The rooster survived, as photos of him tied with a rope and pecking nipples at the police station became local viruses on social networks.
“We may have to take him to court,”
In battles – banned in India in 1960 – two birds with a knife or blade attached fight until one dies or escapes.
Despite a nationwide ban, they remain common in the southern Indian states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, often under the supervision of powerful local politicians with big stakes.
With Post wires