Tooth-for-a-tooth: Poachers killed in road mishap soon after robbing rhinos off their horns in Assam

Mar 14, 2017- Sensation prevailed at Baihata Chariali after two poachers were killed in a road accident after the car they were travelling in hit a bus Tuesday wee hours.

Two others suspected to be members of a rhino poaching racket were also injured and rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

A rhino horn chopped off probably last night was recovered from the car bearing registration number AS 01 AH 0487. Besides this a rifle used in rhino poaching, intoxicant drugs were also seized.

However, investigations are on to trace out the dehorned rhino.

Meanwhile, locals alleged that forest department officials failed to reach the spot despite being reported the matter.

Source: DY365

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