Chennai, May 14th
Taking note of the killing of a young fisherman after his boat was allegedly hit by a Coast Guard ship in the sea off Pamban coast, Tamil Nadu government has written to the Coast Guard to conduct a probe into the May 10 incident.
“On my direction, Chief Secretary has written to the Director General of Indian Coast Guard in Delhi seeking a detailed probe into the incident and demanding action against the guilty,” Chief Minister Jayalalithaa told the Assembly in a suo motu statement.
19-year-old Calvin Miller drowned when a ship allegedly collided with a country boat in which he was fishing along with four others in the sea off Pamban coast on May 10. While Calvin drowned, Santhia, Aruldass, Sinnasi and Devoss in the boat were rescued by fishermen of another boat in the sea.
Noting that she had already announced a solatium of Rs five lakh to the victim’s family, the Chief Minister said her government would take all measures to bring justice.