Guwahati: Poachers continued killing their prey in Assam, as two one horned rhinos were killed in the past 48 hours. The poachers managed to escape the forest guards, fleeing with the horns.
The poachers killed the rhino in Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Orang on Saturday night.
The incident took place near the Borsola Nicholapar forest camp in the park.
“Forest guards found a carcass of a dehorned male rhino near the forest camp,” a forest official from the park said.
The poachers reportediy killed the rhino using automatic weapons.
On Saturday, forest guards found another dehorned rhino carcass inside Kaziranga National Park.
Assam has lost 37 rhinos so far this year, which were killed by poachers in the state’s four national parks.
Recently, the Assam state forest department had reopened all national parks in the state for tourists.
“The state forest department had totally failed to protect the big animals,” Pranjal Kumar Nath, a wildlife lover said.