Three extra Nagapattinam fishermen attacked, robbed mid-sea

Three extra fishermen from Nagapattinam district had been allegedly attacked and robbed of their belongings, by a gaggle of unidentified individuals mid-sea, late on Tuesday. August 22, 2023, whereas they had been fishing a number of nautical miles away from the Kodiyakkarai coast.

The three fishermen managed to return to the Vedaranyam coast on Wednesday morning. Police recognized them as Vaithiyanathaswamy, Selvaraj, and Ramaraj, all natives of Vellapallam, who had ventured into the ocean for fishing on August 21.

Police sources mentioned six unidentified individuals in two boats intercepted the fishermen mid-sea, round 15 nautical miles from Kodiyakkarai round midnight. They allegedly attacked the fishermen utilizing picket logs and stole their sign lights, World Positioning System (GPS) devices, cellphones, and fish.

In one other incident, a gaggle of 10 unidentified individuals reportedly broken the fishing nets of 4 fishermen.

That is the second such incident reported this week: in separate incidents on the evening of Monday, August 21, 2023, fishermen from Vellapallam and Arcotthurai coastal villages, alleged that they’d been assaulted by a gaggle of unidentified individuals mid-sea, some nautical miles southeast of the Arcottuthurai coastal village. Fifteen individuals suffered accidents within the assault and are present process remedy at hospitals in Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam.

Sources within the Coastal Safety Group mentioned 4 separate circumstances have been filed in opposition to 30 “Sri Lankan Nationals” beneath part 397 (Theft, or dacoity, with try and trigger loss of life or grievous harm) of the Indian Penal Code.

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