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Two suspected rhino poachers killed in encounter with police

Press Trust of India  |  Morigaon 

Two suspected poachers were killed in an encounter with of police in central Assam's district early on Tuesday, police said.

A STF team went to Sitalmari char near Wildlife Sanctuary in adjacent district based on specific input of poachers taking shelter there, the sources said.

As soon as the team reached Sitalamari char at about 1.20 am the suspected poachers fired at them forcing the STF team to return the fire, they said.

In the exchange of fire two suspected rhino poachers were killed while the others fled under of cover of darkness, they said, adding no police personnel was injured in the encounter.

During in the area one .303 riffle, one silencer, swimming tube and a bag were recovered.

of Police (DSP) Birinchi Bora along with an visited the at Sitalmari char and conducted inquest under videography there in presence of local witnesses, the sources said.

The bodies of the two suspected poachers were sent for post-mortem examination.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 11:45 IST