BISWANATH CHARIALI, Aug 8 - One rhino was found dead on Saturday at about 11 am in the north of Meteka Beel under Gabrai anti-poaching camp in Kaziranga Range.
The rhino was an adult female and found killed due to gunshots. Six rounds of empty cartridges of .303 rifle were recovered on the spot. The horn of the rhino was taken away by the poachers.
According to information, the staff of Gabrai, Borbeel tower and Kathanibari camp heard six rounds of gunshots at about 3 pm on Friday following which an ambush was laid down along the Brahamaputra riverbank during night.
On Saturday morning following the footprints of the poachers, the carcass was recovered.
One suspected poacher was detained and investigation is on.