Coastal police on Thursday night registered a murder case against the armed guards of an Italian ship for allegedly killing two Keralite fishermen in a firing incident on the high seas.
The case was registered for murder, based on evidence of bullet injuries found on the bodies of the dead fishermen during post-mortem, coastal police at Neendakara said.
However no particular person has been named in the case, registered by a circle inspector at Neendakara, police said.
Earlier in the day, home secretary RK Singh had said in Delhi that a case would be registered against the people responsible for the shooting and they would have to face law of the country.
On Wednesday, two fishermen in a boat including its driver were shot dead when guards onboard the merchant vessel Enrica Lexie fired at their boat carrying 11 fishermen off Kollam coast, suspecting the group to be a band of pirates.
The two fishermen, identified as Jalastin and Binki, had set off from Neendakara fishing harbour a couple of days back.