Poachers killed an adult rhino and escaped with its horn from the Western Range of the Kaziranga National Park in Biswanath district. The incident happened at Polokata near Sitamari area, a sandbar island in the Brahmaputra. Poachers took its horn and fled the spot. Forest officials found five rounds of empty cartridges of .303 rifle from the spot. A joint team of forest and police personnel launched an operation to nab the poachers.
It may be mentioned that this is the second rhino poaching incident in Kaziranga this year. On January 14, a female rhino was killed at Daflang camp area of Bagori range, but the poachers could not take its horn.
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