Five Tamil Nadu fishermen assaulted in sea by ‘Sri Lankan fishermen’ | Trichy News – Times of India


TRICHY: In two separate incidents, five fishermen from Keechankuppam in Nagapattinam district were assaulted, allegedly by a group of fishermen from Sri Lanka, in mid-sea and also robbed of their nets, catch and boat battery. Four of them sustained injuries and were admitted to a government hospital in Nagapattinam, marine police said.
In the first incident, four fishermen had ventured into sea on a fibre boat (IND TN 06 MO 6519) owned by S Selvakumar on Saturday morning. The fishermen told police that around 4 pm when they were fishing about 12 nautical miles southeast of Kodiakkarai, nine fishermen from Sri Lanka arrived on a mechanized boat and confronted them. They got into the Tamil Nadu fishermen’s boat and took away their catch, 500 kg of nets worth lakhs of rupees, 12-volt battery and echo sounder. All four sustained minor injuries during the incident. The fishermen managed to arrive onshore and lodge a complaint with marine police at Nagapattinam. Police identified the four as C Raveendran, 28, S Krishnaraj, 55, C Velmurugan, 35, and R Selvam.
In another incident at the same place an hour later, 450 kg of nets and fish catch were taken away allegedly by the same group of Sri Lankan fishermen from a fibre boat (IND TN 06 MO 1753) owned by V Thakshinamoorty of Keechankuppam when he was fishing along with three others. No one was injured during the incident, police said based on a complaint filed by the fishermen.

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