Five Indian fishermen were attacked in the seas allegedly by Lankan navy in the Indian water last night.
Lankan naval personnel yesterday attacked the fishermen with wooden
logs, stones and bottles, resulting in bone fracture of a 25-year-old
youth and serious injuries to others, they said.
One of the
injured fishermen has been admitted to in a hospital in Ramanathapuram.
Several other fishermen, whose back were swollen with weals and bruises,
were being treated at private hospitals, police said.
said it was a "brutal" attack by the Lankan navalmen who surrounded 25
boats of the fishermen. "They damaged the boats, snapped the fishing
nets and lashed out at us with logs and pelted stones," he said.
Ministry of External Affairs has asked Colombo to take up reports of
attack on Indian fishermen with the concerned Sri Lankan authorities.