"Forest guards found the de-horned carcass of an adult female rhino near the Borbil anti-poaching camp in the park's Bagori forest range around 8.30 am. One round live cartridge of .303 rifle was found at the spot." - Divisional forest officer of Kaziranga SK Seal Sharma
Wednesday’s incident took place in the wee hours at the Burhapahar range of the national park. On hearing the sound of gun shots forest guards rushed to the spot. But by then, the poachers managed to flee from the spot with the horn, according to park officials. Authorities say the ammunition left behind shows that militants in the state were involved with the poaching.
death toll of rhinos at the park, with this latest poaching.
On Sunday poachers killed a one-horned rhino at the Burhapahar range of the park and forest officials had recovered empty cartridges of AK series rifles from the spot, which also indicated involvement of militant outfits, officials said.
1st rhino death reported at Kaziranga National Park barely 12 days into the new year. Poachers killed an adult female rhino in on Tuesday and escaped with its horn. The incident took place near Sitolmari anti-poaching camp in the Bagori forest range.