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Fourth rhino killed in Kaziranga
November 11, 2017
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Guwahati: Poachers have killed yet another one-horned rhino in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park, the fourth to die in one week, sparking protests over the state’s failure to check the menace.

A forest official said they recovered the carcass of the slain rhino cow from near the Kahara range of the park on Thursday. Her horn was missing, indicating she was poached.

The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) on Friday staged a massive protest in Golaghat district that borders the park. They demanded the immediate resignation of Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma.

On November 2, poachers had killed the first rhino at Burhapahar range while another two rhinos, a mother and her calf, were killed within 48 hours of this in the same park range area.

After the November 4 killings, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had asked the Superintendent of Police of the surrounding districts of the park to assist the Forest Department in containing the menace.

ROAD CRASH

Two persons were killed and two others critically injured in an accident on the Kanpur-Lucknow highway in the wee hours of Friday, police said.

The deceased — medical representatives — were on their way to Kanpur when the mishap took place as two cars rammed into each other, apparently due to fog, police said. Passers-by and locals pulled out the bodies and the injured from the mangled remains of the car with great difficulty.

The deceased have been identified as Brijesh Sahu and Himanshu Mishra, both residents of Kanpur. The injured — Bablu Gautam (25) and Kamlendra (35) — have been admitted to a local medical facility.

Indo-Asian News Service

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