Every year thousands of roosters die in the fighting, which despite the efforts of animal rights groups draws large crowds.

A rooster equipped with a knife for an illegal cockfight in southern India has killed its owner and started a manhunt for the organizers of the event.

The bird had a knife on its leg when it inflicted serious wounds on the man’s groin while trying to escape, the police said on Saturday.

The victim died of blood loss before he could reach a hospital in Karimnagar district, Telangana state earlier this week, police officer B Jeevan said.

The rooster was briefly detained at the local police station before being taken to a poultry farm.

The man was one of 16 people who organized the cockfight in Lothunur village, Jeevan said.

“We are looking for the other 15 people who are involved in organizing the illegal struggle,” said Jeevan.

You could be charged with manslaughter, illegal betting, and hosting a cockfight.

Cockfighting is prohibited, but is still common in rural areas of the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Odisha – especially around the Hindu festival of Sankranti.

Specially bred roosters have three-inch knives or blades on their legs, and players bet on who will win the gruesome battle.

Every year thousands of roosters die in the fighting, which despite the efforts of animal rights groups draws large crowds.

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