A parrot was detained by police after an old woman in India filed a complaint against it for making obscene remarks at her
The parrot, named Hariyal, was trained for two years by owner Suresh Sakharkar to insult his stepmother Janabai every time she passed his home in the Indian province of Maharashtra.
According to local newspapers, the two were locked in a dispute over property.
Eventually, Janabai got fed up with being the subject of the bird’s rude outbursts, and demanded the police take action.
Janabai – who has complained three times in two years – told ZeeNews: ‘I am being harassed for the last two years.
‘On seeing me, the parrot uses bad language and foul words.
‘Police should investigate and seize the parrot.’But it seems the parrot knew when to keep its beak shut.
When he arrived at Rajura police station, Hariyal did not utter a word.
But this has not saved his bacon entirely.
Bemused officers have decided they are unable to lock the foul-mouthed bird up, but have handed it to the state’s forest department.