Pudukottai (TN), Feb 4: A fishermen from a coastal hamlet in this district suffered an eye injury when his Sri Lankan counterparts, also Tamils, allegedly pelted stones at his mechanised boat at Neduntheevu off the island nation.
Two of his colleagues with him however escaped unhurt in the attack which took place late last night.
Sekar, Assistant Director of Fisheries, said that Mansoor (37), suffered eye injuries as the Sri Lankan fishermen, who were also tamils, pelted stones at their boat for allegedly violating the International Maritime Boundary Line.
The injured fisherman was admitted to a private eye hospital today, he said. Since November 2015, 21 fishermen from Pudukottai district have been arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel for allegedly fishing near the island nation's waters.