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After flood, the new killers are Tiger and Rhino in Upper Assam, Rhinos all over Upper Assam

Guwahati : A Leopard killed one teenaged boy and injured five others on Wednesday in Upper Assam's Dibrugarh district. Police sources informed that 11 years old Dhirsai Garh, son of Maheswar Garh of Bhadoi Panch Ali went to bring back his cattle herd on Wednesday evening when a leopard attacked him. He succumbed to his injuries immediately.

Angry villagers managed to track down the leopard in a tea garden near Bhadoi Reserve Forest. They attacked it immediately with a sharp weapon. The Leopard attacked in retaliation and injured five people. Later however the villagers managed to kill the man-eater.

In another incident, two Rhinos moving out from Kaziranga National Park created panic in Jorhat and Golaghat district on Wednesday and Thursday.They attacked local people, killed one and injured at least 10 others. One Rhino entered Lukumai village in Dergaon and killed a cycle rider Jahir Ali and injured others at about 6.45 PM Wednesday. Another Rhino is taking shelter near Jorhat. Two others are reported to have reached Dibrugarh and are hovering here and there.

According to forest personnel movement of one more rhino has been reported from the north bank of the river Brahmaputra as well.

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