New Delhi: The body of Sekar Armugam, the 25-year-old Indian fishermen, who was killed in a firing by a US naval ship off the coast of United Arab Emirates, will be brought to his hometown on Wednesday. “All arrangements have been completed and tomorrow (Wednesday) the mortal remains are likely to reach Tiruchy directly from Dubai,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said on Tuesday.
The fisherman, Sekar Armugam, was killed and three of his associates were injured when their fishing boat came under fire of the US naval personnel on USNS Rappahannock, allegedly after several warning signals had been given to the approaching vessel.
Both the US and UAE were conducting several investigations into the case, which they have promised to share with India. US has so far only expressed regret for the loss of life and the injury caused to the firing victims.