Two poachers were killed and a cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from them by forest guards inside Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.
According to Forest Department officials, two poachers were shot dead by the forest protection force at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.
A gang of poachers entered the Sanctuary with an aim to kill rhinos, but were spotted by armed forest guards; they said adding, when the security personnel asked the poachers to stop, they fired on them.
The forest guards retaliated and killed two poachers on the spot, while a few others escaped.
Officials said the security personnel recovered one rifle and several rounds of ammunition from the spot.
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary of Morigaon district of Assam, has always been known for the highest density of Indian rhinos in the world and was opened for the tourist one month ago on October 1.
Floods in Assam this year, damages 70% of the infrastructure of the Sanctuary but link roads from from and to the Sanctuary have been repaired in a limited period of time. The officials of the Sanctuary are expecting more revenue from the tourist this year.