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Poachers kill rhino in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

An adult male rhino was killed by poachers inside the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district of Assam.

india Updated: Jul 05, 2012 11:56 IST

An adult male rhino was killed by poachers inside the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district of Assam.

The poachers came on a boat and killed the rhino late last night before fleeing with its horn, police said on Thursday.

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

Police said poachers took advantage of the flood, which has also led to closure and shifting of guard camps, to kill the animal.