The carcass of an adult male rhino was recovered from the wetlands near Brahmaputra river in Morigaon district of Assam on Friday.

The rhino was killed by poachers and its horn has been chopped off, Forest department officials said.

The animal was killed during the past 48 hours and left at Sheetalmari char under Belguri police station, they said.

The rhino has reportedly strayed from the Orang National Park, located on the north bank of the Brahmaputra River in Darrang district, and crossed to the southern bank in Morigaon through one of the four corridors used by animals during the winter months.