A traditional Indian wedding procession with pumping music, fireworks, dancing and a marching brass band in shiny jackets has been blamed for the death of 63 chickens.
Ranjit Kumar Parida said the party was making “ear-splitting noise” as it passed his poultry farm in the eastern state of Odisha shortly before midnight on Sunday.
“I asked the band operators to lower the volume as the music was too noisy and terrifying the chickens.
“But they did not listen and the groom’s friends shouted at me,” Parida told AFP.
A vet told Parida the chickens had died of a heart attack, and he filed a police complaint after the wedding organisers refused to pay compensation.