Assam: Two rhinos killed in 24 hrs at Kaziranga National Park

News has said, poachers are killing rhino in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park (KNP), as two rhinos were killed in the park in the past 24 hours.

It is said that poachers killed another rhino in the park on the wee hours on Saturday and ran away with its horn.

Moreover, the incident occurred near Borhola forest camp under Burapahar forest range office in the park.

Talking to media, a park official said, “Forest guards found bullet injuries on the rhino’s body on Saturday morning.”

They had also recovered empty bullets of AK-47 rifle and 303 rifle. It was the 2nd such incident in the past 24-hours in the park.

In 2013, poachers had killed 17 rhinos so in the KNP and the site had lost 22 big animals in 2013.

Report said, “Poachers killed two rhinos after Assam forest department deployed 300 armed jawans of Assam Forest Protection Force (AFPF) in the park.”

On the other hand, Assam forest minister Rockybul Hussain said, “The state government will provide AK series rifle to forest guards to protect wild animals in Kaziranga and fight against poachers.”

Earlier, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had ordered Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into rhino killing at the Kaziranga National Park.


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