By Hemanta Kumar Nath
Poaching menace in Assam continued as two one horned rhinos were killed in the state in past 48 hours with the poachers managing to flee with their horns.
Poachers killed a rhino at Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Orang on Saturday night and managed to flee with the horn.
The incident took place at Borsola Nicholapar forest camp in the park.
“Forest guards found a carcass of a dehorned male rhino near the forest camp,” a forest official of the park said.
“Poachers killed the rhino by using sophisticated weapons,” the official said.
On Saturday, forest guards found another dehorned rhino carcass inside the Kaziranga National Park.
In this year, Assam has lost 37 rhinos so far, which were killed by poachers in four national parks in the state.
Recently, the Assam state forest department had reopened all national parks in the state for tourists.
“The state forest department has totally failed to protect the big animals,” Pranjal Kumar Nath, a wildlife lover said.