Rameswaram: An Indian fisherman was shot dead after Sri Lankan navy allegedly opened fire at him while the fishermen were fishing in Palk Straits on Monday evening.
On Monday, around 400 fishing trawlers ventured for fishing from Rameswaram fishing jetty. Around 10 pm, the fishermen at Rameswaram received information that there was a firing at sea creating panic among the fishing community.
“One of our fishermen, Ditso, (22) from Thangachimadam is said to have died in firing and our fishermen are returning back to shore. The boat is expected to reach the shore by midnight”, said fishermen leader, S Emerit from Rameswaram.