Two rhinos killed in Kaziranga, horn of one removed

Last Updated: Wed, Aug 21, 2013 09:01 hrs

Guwahati: Two rhinos were killed and the horn of one of them removed by poachers in the famed Kaziranga National Park today.

Forest guards heard gun shots in the western Burapahar range of the park late last night following which an operation was launched in the area.

An encounter followed but the poachers managed to escape, the officials said.

During search operations, the forest guards came upon the carcass of two rhinos near Dirang forest camp of the range, about 20 metres away from National Highway 37.

The poachers managed to escape with the horn of one of the rhinos, they said.

The forest personnel also found four empty cartridges from the spot.

One person, identified as Naren Singh, was arrested and efforts were on to apprehend the poachers who were suspected to be six in number, the officials added.

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