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Indian widow of Italian marines' shootout calls for release

Dora says she fears curse on her children

02 January, 19:58
Indian widow of Italian marines' shootout calls for release (ANSA) - New Delhi, January 2 - The Indian widow of one of the victims in a shootout which sees two Italian marines currently standing trial in New Delhi for the deaths of two local fishermen called for the prisoners to be freed, saying that she otherwise feared the two men's "curse would fall upon her children", according to an interview with The Indian Express.

She went on to say that she was against her sons Derrik, 19, and Jean, 14, following in the footsteps of their father's career and taking to the seas. The woman in question is called Dora, and is the widow of Jalastine, one of the two fishermen that lost their lives in February 15 2012. Dora lives in Kollam, in Kerala. The marines are currently on trial in New Delhi for the deaths of two fishermen. The shooting occurred while the marines were aboard a private vessel on an anti-piracy mission in international waters off the coast of Kerala in southern India, sparking a diplomatic row between the governments of India and Italy over conflicting opinions on jurisdiction and immunity.

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