TN fisherman killed in Lankan firing

A group of Indian fishermen, who were fishing between Danushkodi and Katchatheevu off the Tamil Nadu coast, were allegedly fired at by the Sri Lankan Navy which killed an Indian fisherman.

The deceased was identified as a 22-year-old man Pricho and his body was brought to the Rameshwaram Government Hospital.

As per reports, around 500 boats went for fishing where the Sri Lankan navy started firing in which Pricho died of the bullet injury on his neck and another man Saravanan got injured. Meanwhile, a case had been registered in the local police station.

According to reports, around three more fishermen have suffered injuries in the firing which occurred in Adambalam that comes under Indian Territory.

Last week, 15 Indian fishermen were detained by the Sri Lankan Navy and all their equipment and fishing gear was taken away.

The fresh incident of opening fire comes a day after Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy wrote to the Centre over it not taking concrete steps in stopping the steady harassment of fishermen from Tamil Nadu.


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