Morigaon (Assam ) , Oct 9 : Two rhino poachers were killed in an encounter with Special Task Force of police in central Assam’s Morigaon district early on Tuesday, reported news agency PTI.
Accoring to the report a STF team went to Sitalmari char near Orang Wildlife Sanctuary in adjacent Darrang district based on specific input of rhino poachers taking shelter there.
As soon as the team reached Sitalamari char at about 1.20 am the suspected rhino poachers fired at them forcing the STF team to return the fire, the report said.
In the exchange of fire two suspected rhino poachers were killed while the others fled under of cover of darkness, the report said, adding no police personnel was injured in the encounter.
During search operation in the area one .303 rifle, one silencer, swimming tube and a bag were recovered.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Birinchi Bora along with an executive magistrate visited the Police Outpost at Sitalmari char and conducted inquest under videography in presence of local witnesses, the report said.
The bodies of the two poachers has been sent for post-mortem examination.
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