A Tamil Nadu fisherman was killed after Sri Lankan Navy allegedly opened fire mid-sea, official sources said here on Thursday.

Fisheries department officials said that three fishermen Pandian, Manikandan and Manivannan had left Jagadapattinnamener near here for fishing on Wednesday.

While they were fishing in the sea about 14 nautical miles from Jadapattinam, Sri Lankan Navy personnel, who were in a ship, allegedly fired indiscriminately at them.

While Pandian died on the spot, the two others escaped, they said.