Local media reported it had been found by villagers who were seen feeding a crane in a video that went viral. But officials denied the reports, saying the crane remained "within the boundaries" of Samaspur bird sanctuary where it was taken.
"It's not been confined to a room, but has been released in the sanctuary. It's finding food on its own, but we are also giving it wheat, bread and water," forest official Rupesh Srivastava told BBC Hindi.
Uttar Pradesh is home to at least 17,000 Sarus cranes, where it is the official "state bird". Under Indian law it's illegal for individuals to keep Sarus cranes or even feed them.เกมพนันออนไลน์