Rhino killed by poachers in Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga (Assam): A rhino was killed by poachers and its horns removed in Kaziranga National Park today, forest officials said.

Forest guards heard gun-shots near Borholla camp in the Burapahar range of the park after midnight and on reaching the spot found a dead male rhino with its horns removed.

The forest guards also found empty cartridges of AK-47 and .303 rifles and an axe from the spot.

One person was nabbed from nearby Mazgaon village.

This is the fourth incident of a rhino being killed and its horns removed in the first month of this year in the park, the sources added.