Police Detain Parrot In India Because Of Its Foul Mouth

The parrot was called in for questioning, but invoked its right to remain silent.

This parrot was arrested for cursing at his owner? stepmother.
Screenshot via The Independent

This parrot was arrested for cursing at his owner? stepmother. You may be thinking this is some kind of joke, but no. A parrot really was taken in to a police station in India for swearing at an 85-year-old woman.

The woman, Janabai Sakharkar, who lives in Rajura, Maharashtra, India, complained to police that Hariyal, her stepson? parrot, was “hurling obscenities?at her, The Independent reports. She reportedly said that Suresh, her stepson, trained the bird to speak that way to her. Police took all three in for questioning, but the parrot didn? utter a word while at the station.

“There is a dispute over land and property between the woman and her stepson. We watched the parrot carefully but it did not utter a word at the police station after being confronted by the complainant,” the local Police Inspector told reporters, according to The Independent.

The matter is now in the hands of forest department officials.

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