Seven TN Fishermen Try to Set Themselves Ablaze - The New Indian Express

Seven TN Fishermen Try to Set Themselves Ablaze

Published: 18th January 2014 10:43 PM

Last Updated: 18th January 2014 10:43 PM

Tension prevailed after some seven fishermen of Nagapattinam district tried to set themselves on fire in front of the Collectorate here on Saturday, demanding immediate release of 15 boats reportedly seized by Lankan navy, police said.

Several fishermen staged a demonstration demanding immediate release of the mechanised boats reportedly seized by the Sri Lankan Navy a few months ago.

Suddenly seven fishermen poured kerosene over their bodies and tried to set themeselves ablaze, but police foiled it.

When Nagapattinam collector T Munusamy arrived at the spot for talks with fishermen, they gheraoed him but they later dispersed after the Collector pacified them.

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