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OffbeatPolice: Two Americans helped missionary killed by remote Indian tribe

15:05  01 december  2018
15:05  01 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

Indian police consult anthropologists on prospect of recovering dead American

Indian police consult anthropologists on prospect of recovering dead American Indian police are working with anthropologists and psychologists to see if a plan can be forged to recover the body of an American missionary suspected to have been killed by an isolated tribe on a remote island, an officer said on Monday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); John Allen Chau, 26, is believed to have been killed last week after traveling to North Sentinel - part of the Indian archipelago of Andaman and Nicobar in the Bay of Bengal - to try to convert the tribe to Christianity.

When Indian police officers in a small boat pulled within sight of the remote island, they saw Indian law says North Sentinel’s culture is so precious and unique that its people should be left totally alone In 2006, two crab fishermen were killed by islanders after washing up on North Sentinel’s shores.

Indian authorities were struggling today to figure out how to recover the body of an American missionary Source: Associated Press. Police are consulting anthropologists, tribal welfare experts and Pathak said seven people have been arrested for helping Chau, including five fishermen, a

Police: Two Americans helped missionary killed by remote Indian tribe© Sarah Prince/AP Photo In this October 2018 photo, American adventurer John Allen Chau, right, stands for a photograph with Founder of Ubuntu Football Academy Casey Prince, 39, in Cape Town, South Africa, days before he left for in a remote Indian island of North Sentinel Island, where he was killed. Chau, who kayaked to the remote island populated by a tribe known for shooting at outsiders with bows and arrows, has been killed, police said Wednesday, Nov. 21. Officials said they were working with anthropologists to recover the body. (AP Photo/Sarah Prince)

Indian police believe two American missionaries encouraged John Allen Chau to go to a forbidden island where he was killed by an isolated tribe he was trying to convert, a top investigator said Saturday.

Indian police investigate who helped young American killed on remote island

Indian police investigate who helped young American killed on remote island Indian authorities said on Friday they are investigating whether a young American believed to have been killed by an isolated tribe on a remote island, may have had help from more people than initially thought to make his illegal trip. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); John Chau, 26, was allegedly killed on Nov. 17 by people of the Sentinelese tribe who inhabit the North Sentinel Island in the Andaman and Nicobar island chain.

The American missionary was called John Allen Chau and he had travelled to North Sentinel Credit: Indian Coastguard/Survival International. It is also important that the Sentinelese are left Police have since arrested seven people in relation to the case, believed to be the fishermen who

NEW DELHI — Indian police and anthropology experts are having trouble retrieving the body of a U.S. missionary who was apparently killed by members of an Visiting the island is restricted by the government because members of the tribe are vulnerable to infection and are known to attack visitors.

Dependra Pathak, head of police in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, told AFP the suspects had left India, and that there was still no sign of the body of Chau -- who was killed last month in a hail of arrows fired by the Sentinelese tribe.

"We are investigating the role of at least two Americans, a man and a woman, who met with the man who went to the island," Pathak said.

"These other two, who have since left the country, were reportedly into evangelical activities and encouraged him to visit the island."

The police chief did not name the couple nor give details of the organisation they belonged to.

Pathak said investigators had traced the two Americans through calls made to Chau's telephone phone. The Americans had "local mobile numbers", he added.

Don't recover American missionary's body from Indian island, advocacy group urges police

Don't recover American missionary's body from Indian island, advocacy group urges police John Allen Chau’s body "should be left alone, as should the Sentinelese," Survival International said after police attempts to recover the remains.

PORT BLAIR, India — An American self-styled adventurer and Christian missionary has been killed and buried by a tribe of hunter-gatherers on a remote island in the Indian Ocean where he had gone to proselytize, local law enforcement officials said on Wednesday.

Isolated tribesmen kill American with arrows on remote Indian island. (AP Archive). An American self-styled adventurer and Christian missionary has been killed and buried by a tribe Police said in a statement that they had launched an investigation into Chau's death after being contacted by the US

Police: Two Americans helped missionary killed by remote Indian tribe© Provided by AFP Outsiders are banned from going within five kilometres of the island to protect the tribe from diseases

Chau, 26, was killed on November 17 on North Sentinel island in the Andamans in an incident that has cast a new spotlight on efforts to protect one of the world's last "uncontacted" tribes whose language and customs remain a mystery to outsiders.

Outsiders are banned from going within five kilometers (three miles) of the Indian Ocean island to protect the tribe from outside diseases.

Police have so far arrested seven people, including six fishermen who helped Chau get to the island. The fishermen reported Chau's death, and have since been helping to pinpoint the beach where the American missionary-adventurer was killed.

"So far, we have already done three reconnaissance trips near the island. We may yet go there again if needed to get a clearer picture of the sequence of events leading to the incident," said Pathak.

Police have also been looking out to see if the Sentinelese may have exhumed Chau's body at the beach where he was killed.

Two Indian fishermen were killed on the island in 2006 after their boat drifted onto North Sentinel. One week after their deaths, the bodies were put on stakes facing out to sea on the beach.

"One of the reasons we went there was to try to spot the man's body, especially if the Islanders exhumed it," Pathak said.

"Now it is about two weeks since the incident and it doesn't look likely that the American's body will be exhumed, wherever the islanders may have buried it."

Anthropologists and activists for isolated tribal communities have called on Indian authorities not to try to retrieve the body, saying such an operation would threaten the Sentinelese.

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