NEW DELHI, Reuter: Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi recently ran over and killed a peacock — India’s National Bird —as it gave a mating display to a female in the middle of the road.

Anyone who kills a peacock is technically liable to prosecution, but Delhi police say no charge has been laid against the Prime Minister.

The Statesman newspaper said in a tongue in cheek report on Sunday that police felt the fault lay with the peacock. They were considering charging the bird with suicide and booking the peahen for aiding and abetting.

Article extracted from this publication >> August 26, 1988