GUWAHATI- An Asian Monitor Lizard died while being knocked down by a vehicle on NH at Kaziranga National Park on Wednesday.
The injured giant reptile with head injury lying on the NH at Bagori range was spotted by Minister for Finance, Ajanta Neog while on her way to Golaghat.
Neog rang up Environment & Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya, who directed DFO, Kaziranga to rush to the spot and rescue the reptile.
The rescuing team found the Asian Monitor Lizard lying with severe head injury and tried to resuscitate it. Despite its best efforts, the reptile could not be saved.