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In India, shrieking pet parrot leads police to owner's murderer

Published on Feb 27, 2014 9:16 PM

AGRA, India (AFP) - A pet parrot in India has been credited with helping catch the man who murdered its owner, a relative said on Thursday.

The owner, a 55-year-old woman, was stabbed to death and her jewellery stolen at her home in the northern city of Agra on February 20.

The woman's relatives grew suspicious when her caged bird became agitated whenever her nephew, Ashutosh Goswami, was in the home or his name was mentioned.

The family started calling out different names to the parrot, who stayed silent until the nephew's name was used, said the woman's brother-in-law Ajay Sharma.

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