Two Indian fishermen who were the part of the Italian merchant vessel crew killed by Italian armed guards that will be arrested under the murder charges today.
The Italian merchants navy ship called Enrica Lexie an oil tanker, from which gunshots were fired killing two Indian fishermen off Alappuzha on
Wednesday, will allowed coming soon from Kochi port where Italian oil tanker docked.
As per reports, gunshots that shot at the fishermen, tried to carry on with the journey, without informing maritime authorities about the shooting.
Nine fishermen out of 11, who were on boot, were sleeping. The two, who were awake at the time, were fired upon without warning.
The Italian marine authorities claimed that the abroad ship might have fired at the fishing boat by mistaking it for a vessel of pirates and the navy personnel fired only warning shots.
But being afraid of questioning into the shooting incident, the captain of the ship had refused to come in to the port off Kochi coast.
On Demand of penal action against the ship crew by the fishermen’s organizations, the Kochi police have registered a murder case with having evidence as bullet injuries against the crew members of the Italian ship and allowed them to leave the Kochi coast as soon.
Police and Coast Guard personnel are questioning the crew regarding allegation made on them over death of Indian fishermen, while the crew members will be granted Consular visits.
Along with bearing all legal expenditures, the Kerala government had announced a solatium of Rs five lakh each to the deceased fishermen’s families. Beside this an emergency relief payment of Rs 10,000 each to the kin of those killed has also promised by the Kollam administration.