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Poacher killed

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Kaziranga, June 12: A poacher was killed in a gun battle with forest guards in Bagori range of Kaziranga National Park on Monday. As per information from the staff, Range Officer Pankaj Bora launched a search operation near the Kawoimari camp of Bagori Range from Monday evening and at night, the guards spotted a group of poachers entering the park. The poachers opened fired at the forest guards. One poacher was shot dead and another somehow managed to escape. The slain poacher is yet to be identified. A horn of a mature rhino, a 303 rifle, 35 live cartridges, a mobile handset, cash, blood in a bottle, kerosene and many objectionable materials were seized from the encounter site, but the carcass of the rhino was not found near the camp, said Pankaj Bora, Range Officer of Bagori range office.

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