By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati, Feb 24 IBNS | 8 months ago

Poachers continued killing spree in Assam with the poaching of another one horned rhino in world heritage site Kaziranga National Park (KNP) on Monday, officials said.

The world heritage site has lost seven one horned rhino this year so far.

According to reports, forest guards have found a bullet injured carcass of a male rhino inside the park on Monday after an encounter that took place at Burhapahar area in the park between poachers and forest guards.

"Forest guards also found 36 nos empty cartridge of AK-47 rifle near the encounter place," a top official of KNP said.

Top officials of state forest department and police had rushed to the area and launched operation against the poachers.

On Feb 23, poachers killed a rhino inside the park and managed to flee with horn.

Earlier in this month, state forest department and KNP authority had fitted eight towers of electronic eyes to monitor movement of poachers and wild animals.

Poachers has earlier killed one rhino in Manas National Park (MNP).

In 2013, Assam lost 40 one horned rhinos, which were poached in four national parks in the state.

(Posted on 24-02-2014)

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