Poachers kill rhino, axe off horn at kajiranga national park
GUWAHATI : Another rhino was found killed at kajiranga national park.
Even after strict security arrangements this type of poaching is growing day by day.
Ending the brief lull in rhino poaching incidents, poachers killed another rhino at
the internationally-famous Kaziranga National Park before making good their
escape after axing off the horn.
The incident took place around 8 am in the morning Friday when a group of
poachers shot dead a male rhinoceros at Kukurkata under Burhapahar range
of the park using AK 47 assault rifles.
AK47 used to kill rhino
The poachers then axed off the horn from the torso of the giant beast before fleeing.
However, there are reports of a shootout between the poachers and forest
guards after the rhino was killed.
However, there has been no word from park authorities as to whether there
were any casualties or injuries on either side amid reports of the poachers
managing to escape.
Incidentally, it’s the first incident of rhino poaching in the State after the recent
rejig of the Assam ministry when Parimal Suklabaidya was made the new Forest
minister replacing Pramila Rani Brahma.