Another rhino poached in Kaziranga

Another rhino poached in Kaziranga

India Blooms News Service | 22 Dec 2016

Guwahati, Dec 22 (IBNS): Poachers continue with their killing spree in Assam's Kaziranga National Park (KNP) as the death of another one-horned rhinoceros on Wednesday night seems to prove.

The poachers had chopped off its horn and managed to flee with it.

The incident took place at the Daflang forest camp under Bagori range office of the national park, which is a world heritage site too.

Forest guards of the park had found the de-horned male rhino with bullet injuries,  inside the national park on Thursday morning.

It is the second rhino poaching incident in Kaziranga this month.

Kaziranga lost 22 rhinos this year so far.

Recently, Assam police and forest battalion had launched operation at Karbi Anglong hills area and busted a poachers' camp.

The troops recovered several sophisticated weapons including two AK-56 rifles, which were used by poachers to kill rhino.

Meanwhile, Assam forest minister Pramila Rani Brahma has ordered the department officials to take stern action against poachers.

Assam lost over 300 rhinos to poachers in the past decade.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

Another rhino poached in Kaziranga

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