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Police arrest parrot for hurling curses at 86-year-old woman

By Mason White 5:55 PM August 19, 2015
Hariyal at the police station 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A pet parrot was arrested and seized by police after being accused of hurling curses at an elderly woman, police in India said.

85-year-old Janabai Sakharkar of Maharashtra, filed a complaint with the police, saying that her stepson identified as Suresh, taught the parrot to curse her every time she passed his house.

The police, summoned everyone involved to the police station, including the pet parrot identified as Hariyal. At the police station, Hariyal seemed calm and did not utter a word despite the presence of Sakharkar.

According to the police investigation, the elderly woman is involved in a dispute over property with her stepson. Police decided to detain the parrot despite the opposition of Suresh.

The parrot was handed over to the Forest Department for rehabilitation.