Sri Lankan navy attacks Tamil Nadu fisherman, arrests 14 in separate incident

Updated on Nov 17, 2022 10:33 AM IST

The fisherman sustained injuries in his eye. The twin incidents have caused much apprehensions among the fisherfolk, fishermen representatives told news agency PTI.

(Representational image) 14 fishermen belonging to Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu were apprehended by the Lankan Navy.(AFP file)
(Representational image) 14 fishermen belonging to Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu were apprehended by the Lankan Navy.(AFP file)
PTI | | Posted by Nisha Anand

An Tamil Nadu fisherman sustained injuries to his eye after being allegedly attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy which also arrested 14 fishers for alleged maritime boundary violation, an official said. The injured fisherman was identified as Johnson of Rameswaram and he was injured in his eye when the Lankan naval personnel attacked him late on Wednesday, he said.

Further, 14 fishermen, belonging to Nagapattinam district of the state were apprehended by the Lankan Navy. Their boat was so seized. The twin incidents have caused much apprehensions among the fisherfolk, fishermen representatives said.

Last month, a fisherman of Vanagiri village in Mayiladuthurai district was injured after being shot by Indian navy, while they were trying to intercept a “suspicious boat” in Palk Bay, near the maritime border with Sri Lanka.

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Meanwhile, due to the formation of low pressure in the Bay of Bengal region, Tamil Nadu Fisheries Department has advised fishermen from venturing into sea, news agency ANI reported. The officials have also advised, those in the deep sea, to return to nearby harbours and keep their boats safe.

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