After almost nine months, a rhino was allegedly killed by poachers in the Kohra Range of the Kaziranga National Park.

Sources from the forest department said that it is yet to be ascertained when the rhino was killed but the poachers had taken away the horn.

The carcass was found in a decomposed state early in the morning of Thursday.

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This is the first incident of rhino poaching in nine months. The last such incident was reported in April 2021.

The forest department as well as the police have initiated an investigation into the killing.

Sniffer dogs have been deployed in the location where the carcass was found to track the poachers.

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The carcass was found just a day after England cricketing legend Kevin Pietersen praised PM Modi-led government on dropping of Rhino poaching in Assam.

Incidents of rhino poaching saw a dip in Assam in the past few months.

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