Even though State Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma is taking various measures to curb rhino poaching in Assam, poachers are also finding out various ways to get away with their crime. On Sunday, a rotten and stinking carcass of a rhino was discovered in Behali which falls under the sixth addition of Kaziranga National Park. The dehorned carcass was spotted by locals in Tapu, Behali.
Interestingly, from the condition of the carcass of the rhino, it can be gauged that the pachyderm was killed quite a few days back. However, the forest department was blissfully unaware about this. Some local youth while going to collect firewood inside the forest spotted the carcass. They promptly informed some journalists who along with activists from Satra Mukti Sangram Samiti (SMSS) found the carcass partly submerged in the Brahmaputra. The locals blamed the government for not appointing enough forest staff in this place which hampered effective monitoring.