Five fishermen sustain injuries in attack by Sri Lankan navy

Sri Lankan naval personnel allegedly attacked five fishermen from here when they were fishing near Katchatheevu today, official sources said on Saturday.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 14, 2015, 18:11 PM IST

Rameswaram: Sri Lankan naval personnel allegedly attacked five fishermen from here when they were fishing near Katchatheevu today, official sources said on Saturday.

The navy personnel, who came in five boats, fired four rounds in the air and threatened a group of fishermen from here not to fish in the area. They also attacked five fishermen of a boat with steel rods, Kennedy, Inspector, 'Q' branch police and T Sasuraja, President, Rameswaram Fishermen Association, told reporters.

The navy men also destroyed some of the fishing nets, they said.

Kani and Kalainaanam sustained severe injuries in the attack and they were admitted to hospital, they said.