GUWAHATI: The number of rhinos killed in this year has risen to seven after an adult rhino was killed by poachers and its horn taken away today in Kaziranga National Park (KNP).
Forest officials said that the forest guards found a rhino carcass in Kathalchang Forest Camp at midnight. Forest guards went on a search operation after they heard gun shots in the area but could not trace any poacher there.
The body of the pachyderm had bullet injuries in three places and its horn sawed away, they said.
A search operation has been launched to trace the poachers.