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Poacher killed in Kaziranga encounter

Forest guards in Kaziranga claimed to have killed a rhino poacher at an encounter on Wednesday. But four others managed to flee from the spot.

The heavy gun battle took place near Gobrai forest camp where five poachers were believed to have been trying to kill a rhino on Tuesday midnight.

One of the poachers was killed while four others managed to escape from the spot. Operation is still going on to flush out the rhino poachers who have already killed over 20 rhinos so far this year.          

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