Published On: Thu, Aug 31st, 2017

Alert guards foil poaching attempt in Kaziranga

Guwahati: An attempt was made by poachers after a very long time to poach an rhino in the famous Kaziranga Natioanl Park on Wednesday night but the alert forest guards thwarted the same.

There were at least five poachers armed with automatic rifles

According to a senior forest official, heavily armed gang of poachers entered the park but before they could go for their target, the alert forest guards fired at them in Burapahar range of the park.

He said that there were at least five poachers armed with automatic rifles, who managed to enter the Burapahar range of the park to poach a rihino.

The forest official said that on being spotted by the forest guards on patrol duty, the poachers fired at them. “Our forest guards retaliated and the firing exchange continued for some time before the poacher fled for the safety of their lives,” said the official.

It may be mentioned here that after a devastating flood, the rhinos and other animals slowly returned to their abode as the flood waters has completely receded.

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