Jorhat: An adult male rhino was killed at Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam and its horn was taken away by poachers. According to forest officials, last night the forest guards of Tunikati and Phulaguri forest camp heard several gunshots.
On hearing the sound, they informed the range office of KNP and immediately rushed towards the site. On searching the area, they found the carcass of the rhino, while the poachers had fled by then. The forest guards recovered 26 numbers of empty cartridges and 2 numbers live cartridges of Insas rifle and M-16 Rifle from the site. Earlier this month, at least three rhinos have been reported to be killed by poachers from the Kaziranga National Park.