Jayanthi Natarajan to visit Assam over recent rhino killings
Worried over the recent rise in the killings of the endangered one horned Rhinoceros, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday announced that she would be visiting Assam soon.
Talking to media here Natarajan expressed her worry over the rise of rhino deaths and said that the investigations are in progress.
Natarajan further said that she had a telephonic conversation with Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who might accompany her to visit the Kaziranga National Park.
"The time is not over, I have given them more than a week, waiting for their report and I am hoping to visit, I have spoken to the Chief Minister of Assam last night and expressed my concern, he was also very concerned. I have asked him if both of us can go together to take a look and see what further steps can be taken. He has promised to get back to me within date. I hope to go in the near future," said Natarajan.
Recently, poachers attacked two Rhinoceroses after they strayed out of the boundaries of the Kaziranga national park in Assam's Golaghat district, which is inundated by floods.
While one of the rhinoceros, which was attacked succumbed to its injuries, the other one was bleeding profusely and was struggling for his life.
According to reports, veterinarians were frantically trying to save the injured rhinoceros life. The locals held a protest against the forest department demanding action against the poachers.
According to media reports, 39 rhinos in and around the world famous Kaziranga national Park have been found dead in less than 10 months.
Two-thirds of the world's famed one-horned rhinoceroses live at the Kaziranga National Park.