MADURAI: An Indian fisherman was s t dead after Sri Lankan navy allegedly opened fire at him while the fishermen were fishing in Palk Straits on Monday evening.
The dead body of the 22-year-old has reached Rameswaram and is being taken to Rameswaram Go nment Hospital.
On Monday, around 400 fishing trawlers ventured for fishing from Rameswaram fishing jetty.
Around 10 pm, the fishermen at Rameswaram received information that there was a firing at sea creating panic among the fishing community. "One of our fishermen, Britso, (22) from Thangachimadam has died in the firing and our fishermen are returning back to shore", said fishermen leader, S Emerit from Rameswaram.
Two more fishermen said to have suffered injuries in the firing by the Sri Lankan navy.
It is a shame on India to get a Young Boy killed by the foreign soilders. We should catch the person responsible and put hom to similar fate.
Those were in Sri lankan waters. Sri lanka don't like Indians. With support of now they are getting more bold. Fisherman must be careful and go in international waters instead of going near Sri Lankan waters.
Such a tiny country showing teeth to mighty India. Its shame on us if we dont give back immediately. They are taking us for granted
bc just because is investing dont show ur manhood srilanka is a whore of india
Its bettr giv Tamil Nadu independence, we vl create our own Navy prect our Tamil Fishermen.....Indian Navy is "Impent",whtz the point of having such a Navy???
U.K. - 4 hours ago
Where the heck is the Indian Navy???????
LOCATION - 6 hours ago
This is ridiculous action by Sri Lankan navy. very sad news.
If that youth was son of some po iticians or Industrialist it would have been a headline in India
Unprovoked firing is unacceptable&indian navy&coast gaurd should make sure INDIAN fishermen are care for in the sea.
India should take up the matter seriously with sri lanka!!!
shame to Indian Navy which failed to prect its citizen.
This is called island mentality. Display of strength where it's not warranted - by a very tiny country.