BOKAKHAT: The Assam police in continuance with its encounter spree on Wednesday shot at a rhino poacher in his leg while he tried to escape custody.
The poacher identified as Thangouchin V Khamkhopau, a member of the Zomi Revolutionary Organisation (ZRO) was arrested in an alleged rhino poaching last week.
He was shot by Bokakhat police in the leg on Wednesday evening in Panbari Reserve Forest, located near the Kaziranga National Park.
Reportedly, Khamkhopau tried to escape by snatching a police gun while he was taken to the forest to locate a hidden weapon by a team of Bokakhat police led by a Sub-Divisional police officer.
Later, both of them were taken to the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) for medical treatment.
@assampolice with @Ccpur_Police arrested One wanted hard core rhino poacher Thangouchin V Khamkhopau @Gouchin arrested from Churachandpur, Manipur. Involved in poaching and trading of rhino horn. @GolaghatPolice @mygovassam @CMOfficeAssam pic.twitter.com/n0Dkq0lu1p
— GP Singh (@gpsinghips) July 14, 2021
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