Poachers kill rhino in Nepal’s national park

April 5th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by admin  

RIA Novosti
Kathmandu, April 5 (Xinhua) A one-horned rhinoceros was killed by suspected poachers in Nepal’s Bardiya national park and an army man assigned for the park’s security was found dead nearby, according to a media report Saturday. The carcass of the rhinoceros was discovered Thursday night. The poachers chopped off its horn before escaping, the online portal nepalnews.com reported. The rhino horns are used for making traditional Chinese medicines.

A Nepali army soldier was also found dead some 400 meters away from the carcass. Gun shot injuries were found on his body.

The Bardiya national park is around 390 km west of Kathmandu.

Security officials suspect that an armed gang comprising four to five poachers might be involved in the incident.
RIA Novosti

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