Two poachers arrested in Morigaon

Two poachers were arrested today in connection with the recent killing of a rhino in the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam`s Morigaon district, the police said

Morigaon: Two poachers were arrested today in connection with the recent killing of a rhino in the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam`s Morigaon district, the police said.

The duo were arrested from Buraburi village in the Mayong police station area of the district. Another person who had allegedly shot the rhino was still absconding.

An adult male rhino was killed by poachers inside the heavily flooded sanctuary on the night of July four.

The poachers came by boat and killed the rhino before fleeing with its horn.

Large parts of the sanctuary have been under flood water since the past one week and most of the animals in the sanctuary have fled to higher grounds.

PTI

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