Indian fisherman injured in alleged stone pelting by Sri Lankan navy

Indian fisherman injured in alleged stone pelting by Sri Lankan navy

The fisherman was part of a group of about 3,500 who had put out to sea in 659 boats on Saturday morning. Photograph: (Getty)

PTI Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India Jun 19, 2016, 05.01 PM (IST)
A  fisherman suffered an eye injury when Sri Lankan naval personnel allegedly pelted stones at his boat off the Katchatheevu islet in the Indian ocean today.

The fisherman was part of a group of about 3,500 who had put out to sea in 659 boats on saturday morning, Fishermen's Association President S Emiret told reporters.

He said the Sri Lankan naval personnel also damaged 50 fishing nets.

The injured fisherman has been hospitalised.
(PTI)

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About 50 fishing nets were also reportedly damaged off the Katchatheevu islet, which has seen many such instances in the past

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