Manatkadu fisherman disappears in Northern seas

[TamilNet, Thursday, 14 October 2004, 17:34 GMT]
Mr.Saverimuthu Norbert aged 38, a fisherman of Manatkadu in Vadamaradchchi east division in Jaffna district Wednesday disappeared in northern sea after being attacked by unidentified persons while fishing. Representatives of fisheries co-operative societies returned to the shore evening after a futile search operation carried out in the sea throughout the day, Thursday fisheries co-operative sources said.

Meanwhile, another fisherman Sebastiampillai Regimen (19) who also was injured in the attack but escaped with injuries left Point Pedro government hospital Thursday evening after treatment, fisheries sources said.

Fisheries sources said that according to information gathered from the escaped fisherman, it was suspected that the attackers were poachers.

Local fisheries sources have expressed suspicion that the disappeared fisherman could have been thrown into the sea or abducted by the poachers.

 

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