Two more rhinos killed in Assam

Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) Forest officials in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park found two carcasses of one-horned rhinos from two locations, officials said Saturday.

Park director N.K. Vasu said the carcasses were spotted by forest guards Firday. “Horns of both rhinos were missing, which indicates that it was a case of poaching,” Vasu said.

With this, the number of rhinos poached this year has risen to 19.

Forest officials said one of the carcasses was found near Borkata in Bagori forest range. The other was recovered from near the Noloni anti-poaching camp in Agaratoli range.

Park officials said the rhinos were killed a few days ago.

The Assam government had handed over cases of rhino poaching to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Nearly 130 one-horned rhinos have been killed by poachers in Assam in the last decade.

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