Creation: Hercule, the parrot detective

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Ishita Mishra reports for The Times of India that on Feb. 20, 2014, Neelam Sharma, 45, was found murdered in her home in Agra, India. Her pet dog also was killed.

Neelam is the wife of Vijay, the editor of a Hindi daily newspaper.

Since his wife’s murder, Vijay had noticed a change in the behavior of their pet parrot, Hercule, whenever his nephew Ashutosh visited the house.

Hercule, as in Hercule Poirot, the famous detective in Agatha Christie’s novels.

Vijay noted that even when Ashutosh wasn’t visiting, “During discussions too, whenever Ashutosh’s name was mentioned, the parrot would start screeching. This raised my suspicion and I informed the police.”

So the police interrogated Ashutosh — and he confessed.

Agra’s Senior Superintendent of Police Shalabh Mathur told Times of India: 

“We checked his [Ashutosh’s] call details and took him in custody. He accepted his crime and informed us that he was accompanied by an accomplice. They had entered the house with the intention of taking away cash and other valuables.”

Afraid that his aunt Neelam might recognize him, Ashutosh stabbed her. When Neelam’s dog started barking, Ashutosh killed the dog as well.

But Ashutosh hadn’t accounted for the parrot who was watching silently.


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0 responses to “Creation: Hercule, the parrot detective

  1. oh my!!! LOOK AT THOSE FACES!!!!! awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  2. Reblogged this on "OUR WORLD".

  3. Reblogged this on Sherlockian's Blog and commented:
    A parrot that lives up to its name.

  4. Leeann Springer

    If more humans would observe the animal kingdom, it could teach many valuable lessons. Birds have emotions too. When my mother had to be put into a skilled nursing facility, her pet Cocatiel, Chippy; actually had depression and anxiety. Thank you for such a wonderful highlight story about the bird kingdom…… Leeann

  5. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this amazing post! What a bright bird! Our parrot, Peter, talks and makes all kinds of noises all of the time. They are highly intelligent. We praise you Oh God for your wonderful creatures!

  6. It’s very gratifying to see that Ashutosh got ‘the bird’, especially after eluding the police!


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