TN fishing boat damaged in attack



Rameswaram (TN): A fishing boat was damaged after Sri Lankan fishermen allegedly hurled a petrol bomb at it near Katchatheevu in the Palk straits when their counterparts from Tamil Nadu were fishing, police said on Tuesday.

The boat's stern caught fire which was put out immediately, police said, adding the attack took place last night.

Fishermen alleged that earlier Sri Lankan Naval men in the vicinity had asked them not to venture into Lankan territorial waters.

About 600 fishing boats from here were fishing in the area and most returned with small catch, they said.

PTI