Devendra Fadnavis: Kerala fisherman's body would be sent back home

Published: 23 January, 2018 13:55 IST | PTI | Mumbai

Rajumon's body had been brought ashore at Ratnagiri and taken to a local government hospital

Devendra FadnavisMaharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Government is making arrangements for sending the body of a Kerala fisherman, who died on sea off the Maharashtra coast, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Tuesday.

"Ratnagiri collector already in touch with Thiruvananthapuram collector since yesterday afternoon. All necessary arrangements being done to transport body of Kerala fisherman," Fadnavis, who is in Davos for the World Economic Forum meet, tweeted.

"Total 9 persons were on the boat. One lost life, 5 left with the boat and three (are) with the body," the chief minister said, in response to Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor's tweet seeking help. Tharoor had tagged Fadnavis in his tweet saying that fisherman Rajumon's boat was near the Maharashtra coast, and sought help to bring the body onshore and transport it by air to Thiruvananthapuram.

Tharoor posted an update today, saying Rajumon's body has been brought ashore at Ratnagiri and taken to a local
government hospital. It will be transported to Thiruvananthapuram after autopsy, he said, thanking the Maharashtra government for co-operation. Rajumon, whose boat was fishing off the Maharashtra coast, died after suddenly taking ill, reports said.

The content/reporting displayed on our website is provided "AS-IS," "AS AVAILABLE, by us from third party, agencies, sources, without any verification from our side. It may contain error, bugs and other limitations. The reader's can rely on the content at their own will. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability, data, text, images, video, messages, or any other material whatsoever or for any claims/loss/action that the reader may suffer as a result of relying on the content on our site. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever.

Catch up on all the latest Mumbai news, current affairs from Mumbai, local news, crime news and breaking headlines here

Download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get updates on all the latest and trending stories on the go

Trending Video

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from

loading image
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK