Rhino killed in Kaziranga; Poachers escape with horn

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The carcass of an adult male rhino with its horn removed was spotted by a group of tourist at Kaziranga National Park (KNP) on Saturday.

The tourist group spotted the carcass at the Bhulukajan forest camp area under the Bagori range in KNP, informed forest officials.

According to Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of KNP, Rohoni Ballav Saikia, the visitors spotted the carcass of the pachyderm on the tourist route to Bagori range, while they were visiting the World Heritage Site in a jeep safari.

Gunshots were heard on Friday night, but were thought to be sounds of firecrackers from a marriage nearby, Saikia said.

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