Wed
Mar 19 2014 7:45am

Not Poirot. I Said a Parrot Solved This Murder!

From The Times of India:

Neelam, wife of Vijay Sharma, the editor of a Hindi daily, was found murdered at her residence on February 20. Her husband noticed a change in the behaviour of the parrot whenever his nephew Ashutosh visited their house after the murder.

“During discussions too, whenever Ashutosh's name was mentioned, the parrot would start screeching. This raised my suspicion and I informed the police,” said Sharma.

The nephew confessed to the vicious act, part of a robbery, during which he and his accomplice also killed the barking dog. However, the criminals forgot the quietly observant bird, whose name—and this may be journalistic license—is reported as Hercule...

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