GUWAHATI, May 14: A rhino poacher, who was in the custody of forest guards managed to escape from Kaziranga National Park.
Akhtar Ali (27), who was arrested by a joint team of police and forest guards on May 9 for his involvement in rhino poaching, escaped from a lock-up of Bagori Forest Range. He hails from Garubandha near Jakhalabandha in Nagaon district.
Akhtar has been staying at Bandardubi area near Kaziranga National Park since 2016. His involvement in a incident of rhino killing was recorded on December 15, last.
An FIR was lodged at Jakhalabandha police station in this connection.