Agra: A talking parrot has helped the police to crack the case of its mistress’ murder after it “identified” the alleged killer. Neelam, wife of a local Hindi newspaper editor Vijay Sharma, was found murdered at her residence. While the police were looking for the killer, Sharma noted a change in the behavior of their pet parrot whenever his nephew, Ashutosh Sharma Goswami, came to the house.

Growing suspicious, the victim’s family started taking names of possible suspects in front of the parrot. When Ashutosh’s name was taken, the parrot started shouting ‘Usne maara, Usne maara’ (He killed her! He killed her!).  The family then informed the police, who took Ashutosh into custody. On questioning, Ashutosh confessed to the crime. “We got a lot of help from the parrot to zero in on the murderer,” said the investigating officer.