Rameswaram: Five fishermen from Tamil Nadu
sustained injuries when they were attacked allegedly by Sri
Lankan Navy personnel while fishing off Dhanushkodi, officials
said here today.
Their fishing nets and catch were also taken away by the
Lankan Navy personnel, they said, adding, all the injured
have been discharged from a hospital here.
The incident occurred last night between Dhanushkodi and
Katchathivu, an islet ceded to Sri Lanka by India.
The fishermen, who claim they were fishing in Indian
waters during the incident, were part of a group of about 500
fishermen who had put out to sea in 300 boats last week, they