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Fisherman killing: TN govt gives compensation

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 18:34

Rameswaram: The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday handed over Rs 50,000 each to the families of the three fishermen, who were injured when a US Naval ship opened fire at their small boat off the coast of Dubai.

Rameswaram district Tahsildhar Dharmaraj handedover a cheque for Rs 50,000 to the wife of injured fisherman Muthu Muniaraj, official sources said.

Cheques to similar amounts were handed over to wife of Muthkannan and mother of Panbaganathan by Ramanathapuram Sub Collector.
Sekhar, a Tamil Nadu fisherman, was killed and three others were seriously wounded when the US ship opened fire in Jabel Ali, a frequent docking point for American naval vessels about 30 miles southwest of Dubai on Monday.


First Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 18:34
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