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Six Indian fishermen injured in stone pelting

Last Updated: Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 13:52

Rameswaram: Six Indian fishermen were injured and 10 boats damaged on Sunday when Sri Lankan naval personnel allegedly pelted stones at them while fishing near Katchatheevu islet.

Fisheries department officials said one of the fishermen suffered multiple injuries when broken glass panes of the boat struck him under the impact of stoning.

The Sri Lankan Naval personnel also destroyed the fishing nets, they said, adding that all the injured have been hospitalised and are out of danger.
Katchatheevu was ceded to Sri Lanka by India in 1974.


First Published: Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 13:52
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