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Tamil Nadu fishermen attacked in the middle of the sea, pirates looted them

Chennai: A gaggle of fishermen from Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu have been allegedly attacked and looted in the midst of the ocean by Sri Lankan pirates on Tuesday.

Murugan, a fisherman, was injured within the assault and was admitted to the federal government hospital in Nagapattinam.

The assault occurred inside Indian territorial waters close to the Worldwide Maritime Boundary Line, 15 nautical miles off the Nagapattinam coast.

Tamil Nadu coastal police stated the pirates looted walkie-talkies and GPS from the boat.

Nagapattinam fishermen affiliation chief R. Antony Johnson stated that the pirates have been from Sri Lanka.

“We’re being commonly adopted and attacked in the midst of the ocean. Be it assaults by pirates or arrest and seizure of mechanized boats by the Sri Lankan Navy, fishermen come below assault regularly. Talking to IANS, Johnson stated, the central authorities ought to instantly intervene within the matter and discover a answer to this severe challenge.

Many fishermen are reluctant to enterprise out into the ocean and fish, Johnson stated, and households are additionally involved about common assaults.

Tamil Nadu coastal police officers additionally stated that fishermen from Nagapattinam at the moment are shying away from going into the ocean lately.

Extra particulars have been awaited.

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