The carcass of a rhino, suspected to have been killed by poachers, with its horn removed was recovered from the Kaziranga National Park on Tuesday.
The adult male rhino’s carcass was recovered near Debeshwari No. 2 Nullah in the Agratoli range of the park this afternoon by patrolling forest guards, park officials said.
Several empty cartridges of a .303 rifle were found near the animal, which forest officials suspect was killed last night.
Altogether 34 rhinos have lost their lives during the year, the officials said.
Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain had on Monday announced that the government was planning to install solar fencing in Kaziranga National Park to protect wildlife.