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WorldIndian police consult anthropologists on prospect of recovering dead American

17:06  26 november  2018
17:06  26 november  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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Police are consulting anthropologists , tribal welfare experts, forest experts and scholars to figure out a way to recover the body, he said. Chau was apparently shot and killed by arrows, but the cause of death can't be confirmed until his body is recovered , Pathak said.

Indian police consult anthropologists on prospect of recovering dead American© Reuters/SOCIAL MEDIA An American self-styled adventurer and Christian missionary, John Allen Chau, has been killed and buried by a tribe of hunter-gatherers on a remote island in the Indian Ocean

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - 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.

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.

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 authorities are struggling to figure out how to recover the body of an American killed last week after wading ashore on an isolated island cut off from the modern world. 21. Officials said they were working with anthropologists to recover the body.

Police are consulting anthropologists , tribal welfare experts and scholars to figure out a way to recover the body, he said. While visits to the island are heavily restricted, Chau paid fishermen last week to take him near North Sentinel, using a kayak to paddle to shore and bringing gifts including a

The Sentinelese, generally considered the last pre-Neolithic tribe in the world, have violently resisted any contact with outsiders. The Indian government has for years placed the island off-limits to visitors to protect the tribe.

"We are in constant touch with anthropologists and psychologists," said Dependra Pathak, director general of police in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

"If they suggest any methodology to interact without disturbing them then we can draw (up a) strategy," he said. "At this stage we don't have any plan to confront our Sentinelese."

Chau, who described himself in social media posts as an adventurer and explorer, made several trips to the island by canoe on Nov. 15.

He told fishermen who took him to the island a day later he would not be returning, Pathak said previously.

Seven people who helped Chau reach the island have been arrested.

(Reporting by Nidhi Verma and Alasdair Pal; Editing by Euan Rocha, Robert Birsel)

Police: Two Americans helped missionary killed by remote Indian tribe.
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.

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