A talking parrot has helped Indian police crack a murder mystery
and led the cops to the killer. In the western Indian city of Agra, a 45-year-old woman and her pet dog were found murdered. The victim, Neelam Sharma, was the wife of Vijay Sharma, the editor of a Hindi daily. The city police were baffled by the murder mystery till Neelam's husband got a clue from the parrot, which showed a change in behaviour whenever a relative, Vijay's nephew Ashutosh, visited the house after the incident. Even during discussions, whenever Ashutosh's name was mentioned, the parrot would start screeching. This raised my suspicion and I informed the police," Sharma told
the Times of India. Police interrogated Ashutosh and he confessed to the crime. He also told police that he was accompanied by an accomplice. They had entered the house with the intention robbing cash and other valuables. Ashutosh stabbed his aunt as he was afraid she would recognize him. He then stabbed the pet dog since it started barking. However, the nephew failed to notice the parrot who was silently watching the crime.