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Negligence of forest officer reason for rhino death: Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Polokata Tapur (Assam) 

Negligence on the part of a forest was responsible for the killing of a rhino by poachers in National Park, Minister alleged today.

Brahma, who rushed to Polokata Tapur area of National Park where the male rhino was killed and its horn taken away, told journalists here that she has instructed the Divisional Forest Officer, to take action against the of Northern Range where the killing took place.

"We, the BJP-led government, had assured the public before forming government (in May 2016) for full protection to rhinos, but now we are going to fail and the reason behind this is officials," the said.

Brahma said the rhino was shot in an open area and poachers fired several rounds of bullets before the animal was killed.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 23:10 IST