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Home guard killed in encounter with rhino poachers in Assam

Home guard killed in encounter with rhino poachers in Assam
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A home guard was killed on Wednesday in an encounter between forest guards and poachers at Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park in Assam-'s Sonitpur...

Assam: A home guard was killed on Wednesday in an encounter between forest guards and poachers at Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park in Assam's Sonitpur district, where a rhino carcass was found.

Park sources said forest guards, including home guards, got engaged in a gun battle with a gang of poachers around 1.30 am inside the park. The home guard, identified as Sushil Sil, was seriously injured and succumbed on way to the hospital.
During search operation, the carcass of the pachyderm with its horn sawn off was recovered near Belsiri camp of the Park, the sources said.
A pistol and ten rounds of ammunition were recovered from the site, they said, adding a hunt has been launched to track the poachers.
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