Two Tamil Nadu fishermen wounded in firing by Sri Lankan navy


PUDUCHERRY: Two Tamil Nadu fishermen got wounded when Sri Lankan navy personnel started firing at their boats in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. 

The wounded fishermen belongs to Nagapattinam district of Tamil nadu and Karaikal in the Union territory of Puducherry.

The name of the fishermen has been revealed as Balamurugan, 21, and Aravind, 22, from Nambiar Nagar in Nagapattinam area. Balamurugan supported wounds on a shoulder while Aravind managed wounds on the hip. Them two are said to be out of threat, specialists treating them said. 

Aravind said a gathering of anglers from Karaikal (on nine pontoons) and those from Nagapattinam locale (on five water crafts) set sail for angling from Karaikal drift on Tuesday. 

"We were angling off Kodiakarai drift when they (Sri Lankan naval force) achieved the spot and tore our angling nets and addressed us why we went to the locale. They pelted stones at us and opened fire. We sought shelter in the water crafts. Be that as it may, slugs penetrated the plywood on the pontoons and hit us. I managed wounds on the hip and Balamurugan supported wounds on the shoulder. The occurrence happened at 4am on Wednesday," said Aravind. 

Whatever is left of the anglers figured out how to escape with the two harmed and achieved Karaikal drift. The harmed anglers were admitted to Karaikal Government General Hospital and were later alluded to Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Research Institute in Puducherry for further treatment.