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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

American missionary wrote 'God, I don't want to die' before being killed by remote tribe

American missionary wrote 'God, I don't want to die' before being killed by remote tribe John Allen Chau, the American missionary who was killed by an isolated tribe on a remote Indian island, reportedly wrote in his journal hours before his death, "God, I don't want to die." require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Chau, 26, of Vancouver, Wash., chronicled his last days while traveling to the Andaman Islands. He was intent on making contact with the Sentinelese tribe on North Sentinel Island, according to his journals shared by his mother with the Washington Post.

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 Chau, who kayaked to the remote island populated by a tribe known for shooting at outsiders with bows and arrows, has been killed , police

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 Chau, who kayaked to the remote island populated by a tribe known for shooting at outsiders with bows and arrows, has been killed , police

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.

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Fear and faith: Inside the last days of an American missionary killed by remote Indian Ocean tribe Twenty-six-year-old John Chau was obsessed with converting fragile islanders to Christianity.

PORT BLAIR, INDIA : Indian police believe two American missionaries encouraged John Allen Chau to go to a forbidden island where he was killed by an isolated The police chief did not name the couple nor give details of the organisation they belonged to. The Indian tribe that wants to be left alone.

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.

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.

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.

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. Dependra Pathak, head of police in the Andaman and Nicobar islands

PORT BLAIR, India – 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, December 1. Dependra Pathak, head of police in the Andaman and

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.

Australian politician hails tribe’s border policy after missionary's killing: report.
An Australian politician known for her staunch anti-immigration policy has praised a remote Indian island tribe for defending their way of life after reportedly killing an American missionary with bows and arrows earlier this month. Sen. Pauline Hanson, of the country’s One Nation Party, filed a motion on Tuesday calling for the Senate to "support the desire of the Sentinelese people to protect their culture and way of life,” Australia’s ABC News reported. "I for one will not be condemning the Sentinelese as racist for keeping their borders closed, nor will I condemn them for their lack of diversity,” Hanson said. © FoxNews.

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