A fisherman, who fell off his boat 74km off Mangaluru coast, was rescued by Kasaragod’s fishermen after he managed to stay afloat for 30 hours in the sea.
The youth, Akhil Antony aka Rahul, a native of Vettuthura near Channankara in Thiruvananthapuram district, was suffering from kidney ailments.
For 47-year-old Ajith Shankumugham, a social worker hailing from the coastal hamlet in the state capital, feeding the hungry is life’s mission.
He referred to a report submitted by an independent forensic expert who was present during the re-postmortem conducted on Rajkiran’s body last week.
The Madurai Bench on Tuesday ordered re-postmortem on the body of Rajkiran, a Pudukkottai fisherman who died last month after his boat was allegedly hit by a Sri Lankan vessel.
The petitioner R Brunda, wife of the deceased fisherman Rajkiran (28) of Kottaipattinam in Pudukkottai, alleged that her husband did not die due to drowning as claimed by the Sri Lankan authorities.
The wife of a deceased fisherman has approached the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court seeking a re-postmortem on her husband’s body and an investigation into his death.
The government of India condemned this deplorable action by the Pakistani agency of firing at an Indian fishing boat and causing loss of life.
A pall of gloom descended on Pudimadaka after a fisherman of the village died when his boat capsized in the sea.
Maharashtra fisherman killed allegedly in firing by Pakistan maritime security personnel off Gujarat coast: Police
There were seven crew members on the boat and one of them also sustained a minor injury in the firing incident.
Seventeen fishermen were injured after a Panama-flagged ship collided with a mechanised boat some 20 nautical miles off Colachel coast around 8.15 pm on Friday.
Suganthan and Xavier continue to be in SL captivity; officials say detention likely to last until November 1
Since 2009, Sri Lanka has tightened security along the International Maritime Boundary Line. In January, four fishermen from Ramanathapuram were returned dead by the Lankan authorities.
Fishermen and women of Kottaipattinam continued their hunger strike for the second consecutive day, demanding action against the Sri Lankan Navy, on Thursday.
According to a statement by the Sri Lankan Navy, the body of the missing fisherman from Kottaipattinam was recovered on Wednesday morning.