NEW DELHI – The latest at the death of an American adventurer and missionary killed by an isolated Indian tribe…
NEW DELHI – The latest at the death of an American adventurer and missionary killed by an isolated Indian tribe (all times local):
John Allen Chau spent summers alone in a California cottage as an acute responder for the wilderness. He led backpacking expeditions in the Northwest Cascade Mountains, almost lost his leg to a rat night bite, and coached football for poor children in Iraq and South Africa.
But kayaking to a remote Indian island, home to a tribe known to shoot arrows on the outside, proved to be an adventure too far for the eager outdoor man and the Christian missionary.
The police in India said Wednesday that he had been killed and authorities worked with anthropologists to try to recover his body from North Sentinel, in the Andaman Islands.
The 26-year-old was from the southwestern Washington state, where he attended Vancouver Christian High School. He continued his degree from Oral Roberts University, a Christian college in Oklahoma, in 2014 with a degree of health and physical education.
He thus worked with the university’s mission and mission department.
The family of an American killed by isolated Indian tribal arm says it forgive those who did.
Relatives to John Allen Chau have submitted a statement about Instagram saying they called him a “beloved son, brother, uncle and best friend to us”.
The family also demanded the release of those who helped him in his quest to reach the island.
Police say that Chau was killed on northern Sentinel Island by a tribe known to shoot arcs and arrows on outside.
They say seven fishermen have been arrested to help Chau visit the island last week.
Visiting the island is highly restricted and the Sentinel people are known to resist contact with third parties, often attacking them.
Police say that an American believer has been killed by an isolated Indian eastern tribe who is famous for firing outsiders with arcs and arrows.
Police We Jay Singh say seven fishermen have been arrested to facilitate US visits to North Sentinel Island, where the killing apparently occurred. Visits on the island are strongly restricted by the government.
The Sentinel people live on a small forest island and are known to resist all contact with third parties, often attacking anyone who comes close.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of islands at the time of the Bengal Bund and the Andaman Sea.
Indian media reports said the Americans were on an adventure trip to the islands and his body was found by the fishermen.
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