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Parrot leads police to suspect who murdered its owner

By Mason White 7:48 AM February 28, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A woman was killed during a robbery gone wrong.

Police in India, were looking for clues as to who killed the woman.

After a week, they finally got a break in the case, and were able to arrest a suspect, thanks the woman’s parrot named Hercules. Neelam Sharma, 45, and her dog of Uttar Pradesh, were killed when two people broke into their home and stole her valuables.

Her husband, Vijay Sharma, found her murdered at their residence. The husband said that he noticed their parrot was acting strangely every time his nephew Ashutosh, visited his home after the murder.

“This raised my suspicions and I informed the police,” Sharma said. Officers checked Ashutosh’s phone records before taking him into custody for questioning.

During the interrogation, Ashutosh allegedly confessed to the crime and told police that he had an accomplice. He told police that they entered the house with the intention of taking cash and other valuables.

However, his aunt was home at the time. Ashutosh also told police that he was scared that his aunt would recognize him, so he stabbed her to death. He then stabbed the dog because it would not stop barking.

He obviously had no idea that the parrot was watching him closely and eventually led police to his arrest.