A 45-year-old man died during a fight organised at the Yellamma temple in India's Jagtial district of Telangana.
After the bizarre incident occurred, the rooster and one of the organisers of the fight have been kept in police custody, reports India Today.
During the illegally held cockfight, a knife tied to the leg of the bird accidentally cut into the groin of the victim, Thanugulla Satish. The incident occurred at Lothunur village on 22 February when the man brought the rooster for an illegal cockfight but it tried to set itself free from his clutches. Satish was injured when the 'kodi kathi' (knife tied to the rooster's leg) cut into his groin. He was rushed to a hospital but was declared brought dead.
Rooster kept under police custody
Cockfights are banned in Telangana and this was a secretly organised event near the Yellamma temple in the village. After the inquest, the police brought the rooster to the Gollapalli Police Station, where it was kept and looked after by the police personnel. They also arranged food for it.
There were reports that the police have 'arrested' the rooster based on the visuals of the bird tied at the police station. The police, however, denied the same.
Gollapalli SHO B Jeevan clarified that the bird was neither arrested nor detained. However, police will produce the rooster in court and follow the direction of the judge to decide the next course of action.