Assam: Police Recovers Rhino Carcass in Kaziranga’s Bagori Range With Missing Horn
The rhino's body was discovered in Kaziranga National Park's Bagori area, and officials believe that the rhino was murdered three to four days ago by poachers.
GUWAHATI: The workers of the forest department discovered a rhino carcass on March 27 in Assam's Kaziranga National Park. This morning, when the guards recovered the rhino carcass, they discovered that its horn was missing.
According to early reports, the rhino's body was discovered in Kaziranga National Park's Bagori area, and officials believe that the rhino was murdered three to four days ago by poachers.
After four years, Assam recorded its first case of rhino poaching this year. Since the last occurrence of rhino killing was recorded in 2018, there haven't been any instances of rhino poaching in the national park's Bagori and Burhapahar regions.
In order to preserve the state animal from poachers, the Assam government has taken a firm stance against rhino poaching.
The Nagaon police, responding to a tip-off, detained three smugglers in connection with the case on March 23 and recovered a rhino horn. Khaliluddin, Jakir Hussain and Akbar Ali, all from the Rupohihat region, were the people who were arrested. The three smugglers were apprehended in Rupohihat's Ambagan neighbourhood.
Earlier, in a major breakthrough in the fight against rhino poaching, two poachers were apprehended in a joint operation by Biswanath police and Gohpur police in the southern region of Gohpur.
Pankaj Pegu and Arvind Pegu have been recognised as the poachers. In the southern region of Gohpur, the two allegedly devised a plan to kill a rhino that was emerging from the Sixth Addition of Kaziranga.
Nevertheless, their scheme was halted when law enforcement officials caught wind of their operations. The two rhino poachers have already been detained by the Gohpur police, who have also filed a case under section 120B/447 of the IPC. The suspects have been ordered to jail detention for further investigation.
Since rhino poaching has been a significant problem in the area for some time, this operation's success is being hailed as a significant victory in the ongoing war against wildlife crime.