Rhino killed in Guwahati

Guwahati, Jan 11 (PTI) A rhino was killed and its horn removed allegedly by poachers in Assam''s Orang National Park, officials said today.

The poachers killed the female rhino when the forest guards had returned to their camp office late last night, divisional forest officer S K Daila said.

The horn of the rhino was removed and taken away by the poachers.

A massive search operation has been launched in the area to apprehend the poachers and patrolling by forest guards inside the Park has been intensified to stop such incidents, he added.