Gunfire kills fisherman in Talaimannar sea

[TamilNet, Sunday, 08 April 2007, 03:22 GMT]
A fisherman fishing with two others in a fibreglass boat in Talaimannar Sea was reported missing since Thursday after unidentified persons had fired at the boat, according to a complaint lodged with the Talaimannar Police on Saturday.

The other two fishermen escaped from the fire and reached the coast safely in the boat, according to Talaimannar sources.

They said Mr. Nelson, 32, had fallen into the sea with gunshot injuries and drowned, sources said.

A search operation was conducted by a group of about seventy fishermen and divers from Talaimannar to recover the body of Nelson till Saturday evening without success.

25 fibreglass boats were deployed in the search operation.


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