Rameswaram: In the second such incident in two days, six Tamil Nadu fishermen were injured when they were allegedly attacked on Tuesday by the Sri Lankan Navy which also detained 13 others near Katchatheevu in the Palk Straits.
Official sources said the Lankan Navymen attacked the fishermen with stones, nylon ropes and rods and took away their three boats.
Gnanasekaran, who suffered head injury, has been admitted to a hospital here while five others suffered minor injuries, they said, adding, the fishermen were near Katchatheevu, an islet ceded to Sri Lanka by India under an agreement in 1974.
The detained fishermen had been taken to Mannar district in Sri Lanka for being remanded there, the sources said. On Sunday, the Lankan Navy allegedly took away at gun point the catch netted by fishermen who put to sea from here, when they were near Katchatheevu after surrounding 10 boats....more
11:12 AM, Aug 21, 2012