Four TN fishermen attacked by Lankan navy

Four fishermen were injured today when they were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan naval personnel when they were fishing near Katchatheevu in the Palk Straits, officials said.

Sticks, bottles and stones were allegedly hurled by the Lankan navalmen at the fishermen and their boats also suffered damage in the attack, officials said.

They also snapped the fishing nets,and seized global posititoning and wireless equipment.
The injured fishermen have been admitted to a hospital at Ramanathpuram.

Katchatheevu is an islet ceded to Sri Lanka by India under a 1974 agreement between the two countries.

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