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Vigne, L.; Martin, E.B., 1990. Poachers kill rhino in India by electrocution. Swara 13 (5): 19, fig. 1

Location: Asia - South Asia - India
Subject: Distribution - Records
Species: Indian Rhino

Original text on this topic:
In 1989, Bodo tribal extremists, who want a separate state within India, started to create havoc in and around Manas, causing a breakdown in law and oder. Over 100 people were killed including several wildlife employees, and the sanctuary was closed to all visitors. Many trees were felled and animals poached. At least 5 rhinos were killed, including one which was strangled in a noose. The horns vanished without a trace.

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