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Rhino straying out of Pobitara triggers panic

By Correspondent

JORABAT, March 25 - A one-horned rhinoceros has been creating panic among villagers of Sonapur area for last two days after it strayed out of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

The rhino strayed out of the Sanctuary and created panic among several villages under Sonapur Revenue Circle. Locals said that the rhino wandered into the Bahtola and Helagog in Khetri area.

Villagers spotted the rhino first in the Bahtola area and tried to chase it away. Later, they also informed local forest department officials about the incident. Meanwhile, the Forest Department personnel from the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and Sonapur Forest Range have been trying to chase it back to the Sanctuary.

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