Staff Reporter

RAMANATHAPURAM: Two fishermen were injured when the Sri Lankan Navy reportedly opened fire on Wednesday.

A group of four fisherman of Pampan ventured into the sea on Tuesday morning. When they were fishing near the sea off Katchatheevu in the wee hours of Wednesday, a fast craft of the Sri Lankan Navy reportedly opened fire at the boat, which is owned by Arulanandam, son of Anthoni of Pamban, who is one among the injured.

The bullets hit his eyebrow. Bertek, son of Amirtham, of Pamban also received bullet injury on his right neck.

They fell down on the boat following the fire. Other crew escaped from the firing by stooping down the boat. However, the boat in which they were fishing was damaged in the firing. Following the incident, other members of the crew returned to the shore along with the injured fisherman. They admitted the injured persons at the Government Hospital at Rameswaram. Since the condition of Arulanandam was said to be critical, doctors referred him to the Ramanathapuram Hospital subsequently sent to the Madurai Government Rajaji Hospital, where he is expected to undergo a surgery.