Another rhino killed in Assam’s Kaziranga

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Guwahati, Jan 24 (IANS) Poachers on Sunday killed yet another one-horned rhino in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park — the second one this year — and took away its horn, a top official said.

Park director M.K. Yadav said forest guards found the carcass of the rhino from near Diphalu camp in Burhapahar range of the park in the early hours of Sunday.

This was the second one-horned rhino killed in the park this year. Last year, 16 rhinos were killed by poachers in Kaziranga.

“The guards also recovered over 30 rounds of AK-series bullets from near the carcass today, which indicates the involvement of militant outfits in the poaching,” said another official of the Kaziranga park.

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