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Tamil Nadu Government will approach Indian Embassy to bring back fisherman's body Chennai

Saturday, 24 May 2014 - 5:00pm IST | Place: Chennai | Agency: PTI

Tamil Nadu Government on May 24, 2014 said it will approach the Indian Embassy in Bahrain to bring back the body of a fisherman, allegedly shot dead by pirates recently.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in a statement said she had instructed Fisheries Department Secretary S Vijayakumar to approach the Indian Embassy in Bahrain to make arrangements to bring back the body of 47-year-old S Thomas, who hails from Kanyakumari district.

Referring to the May 21 incident, she said Thomas was allegedly shot dead by pirates while fishing along the coast of Bahrain with seven other Indian fishermen.

She expressed her condolences to the bereaved family and issued orders to release rupees five lakh from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund to the family, according to the statement.


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