A 22-year-old Britso, a fisherman from Thangachimadam, was shot dead on Monday, allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy personnel while he was fishing in a mechanised boat at a short distance off Katchatheevu islet. Two more fishermen reportedly suffered injuries in the firing.
Hundreds of fishermen staged a demonstration at Thangachimadam, demanding the arrest of the of the Lankan navy men involved in the incident.
Recently Sri Lankan Navy caught 2000 Indian fisher men and arrested them.
Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced Rs 5 lakh ex gratia for theBritso’s family and Rs 1 lakh for the fishermen injured in the shooting.