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Four Tamil Nadu fishermen attacked by Lankan navy

india Updated: Apr 11, 2013 12:43 IST
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Four fishermen from the district were allegedly attacked by Sri Lankan Navy personnel with wooden logs while they were fishing off Kodiakarai coast in a mechanised boat, official sources said Thursday.

The fishermen, who went for fishing Wednesday, returned on Thursday morning and have been admitted to a government hospital with injuries, they said.

The fishermen, Selvam, Mariappan, Vijayakumar and Soundirarajan of Vellapallam fishing hamlet were fishing about four nautical miles south-east off Kodiakarai Wednesday when the Sri Lankan Navy personnel arrived there in a speed boat and attacked them with wooden logs, besides destroying their catch, they added.

The navy had last week arrested 56 Tamil fishermen on charges of poaching in the Sri Lankan waters.