1000’s of roosters die every year within the battles which, regardless of the efforts of animal rights teams, appeal to massive crowds.

A rooster fitted with a knife for an unlawful cockfight in southern India has killed its proprietor, sparking a manhunt for the organisers of the occasion.

The fowl had a knife hooked up to its leg when it inflicted severe wounds to the person’s groin because it tried to flee, police stated on Saturday.

The sufferer died from lack of blood earlier than he may attain a hospital within the Karimnagar district of Telangana state earlier this week, stated police officer B Jeevan.

The rooster was briefly held on the native police station earlier than it was despatched to a poultry farm.

The person was considered one of 16 individuals organising the cockfight within the village of Lothunur, Jeevan stated.

“We’re looking for the opposite 15 individuals concerned in organising the unlawful battle,” Jeevan stated.

They might face fees of manslaughter, unlawful betting and internet hosting a cockfight.

Cockfights are banned however nonetheless frequent in rural areas of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Odisha states – notably across the Hindu competition of Sankranti.

Specifically bred roosters have 7.5-centimetre (three-inch) knives or blades tied to their legs and punters wager on who will win the ugly battle.

1000’s of roosters die every year within the battles which, regardless of the efforts of animal rights teams, appeal to massive crowds.

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