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Kerala: Enrica Lexie Case: Another fisherman's mother moves Kerala High Court seeking compensation by Hannah M Varghese September 15,2021   |  Source: Live Law

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday sought the Centre's response on a plea for compensation moved by the mother of a fisherman, who was allegedly aboard the fishing vessel which was fired upon by two Italian marines in 2012, and later died by suicide due to the trauma of the incident. The Court directed the central government counsel to file a statement and listed the matter for hearing after two weeks. In her plea, the petitioner had contended that the boat owner did not forward her son's name as one of the persons who was also on board the vessel and therefore, he neither received any counselling for the trauma suffered nor was considered for compensation. Subsequently, as a result of the trauma suffered during the incident, the petitioner's son committed suicide, it was submitted. She argued that her son's name ought to have been sent to the Italian authorities for consideration of appropriate compensation. Last month around 10 fishermen, who had survived the firing incident, had moved the Supreme Court seeking compensation. Criminal proceedings were pending in India against two Italian marines, Massimilano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, who were accused of killing the two fishermen, for 9 years till the Court brought the curtains down on the matter recently after Rs 10 crore in

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