An American man was murdered on an island of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is believed that this incident has been executed by the people of a tribe, who oppose outsiders to come or contact them.
According to the ANI, the deceased American citizen has been identified as John Allen Chaw. Police have registered a case of murder against the unknown in this regard. After the massacre, police detained seven people from Andaman Islands.
According to the local media, the deceased Chou was a missionary who wanted to meet Saintinlies to promote Christianity. Citing sources, a newspaper said that Chou had visited Andaman and Nicobar Islands five times earlier. They had the desire to meet the Sentinel tribes to promote Christianity.
According to the information, John Allen Chaw was roaming in the North Sentinel Island for the past five days with the help of a fisherman. The police has registered a case of murder on Tuesday.
Northern Sentinel Island is the stronghold of the Sentinelles, which is an indigenous tribe. They do not want to contact any outsiders. They do not accept anybody’s influx in their field. Indian law protects Sentinel people. Their number is estimated to be less than 50. They do not use the money.
They can not be prosecuted. Any contact with them or their residence areas is declared illegal. It is forbidden to take video of Sentinel people too. In 2017, the government had clarified that centenarians were identified as tribal tribe. Videos displayed to them can not be uploaded to social media or the Internet.
The layers of alleged murders by the protected Centenelis of the American citizen John Allen Chow, on the Sentinel Island of Andaman Nicobar, are now open. SP Deepak Yadav, who is investigating the case, has told in a special conversation with INDIA TODAY how Chau had to lose his life in order to reach the protected Centenalees tribal.
According to CID SP Deepak Yadav, American citizen John Allen Chau reached Andaman Nicobar on October 16. And he expressed his desire to meet the settenes tribals. This tribal group does not have any contact with the outsiders, and it shines arrows on those who come near them. With the help of seven fishermen on November 14, Chau reached the forest where this tribal group lives.
According to Deepak Yadav, Chau went inside the forest, Chau was trying to hide himself in the fishermen’s way, but when he went inside and the fishermen remained within a distance from them. Soon after, a fisherman saw his dead body, which was being buried by tribals. Chau was killed with arrows. But his dead body could not be brought back.
He said that there is a ban on going to this island. So, their bodies are being detected and status is being taken from the airways. These seven fishermen are witnesses of this incident and after the incident they went to main island informing Chau’s friend about this and informed them to his family members. The case has been registered while taking strong action against the fishermen, as they helped the American citizen to go to the restricted island.
It is noteworthy that by the time, the entry of outsiders on Northern Sentinel Island was forbidden. Taking this big step this year, the government had excluded 28 other islands, including this island from the list of Restricted Area Ordinances (RAP) from December 31, 2022 in the Union Territory. The removal of RAP meant that the foreigners could go on these islands without the permission of the government.
According to CID SP Dipak Yadav, these tribal groups are sensitive and have been living in this area for 60,000 years. They should not be contacted, because this protected group may be affected by the disease when exposed to external world. He said that the Coast Guard and the Navy constantly inhibit people from entering the area through petrol.
According to sources, American citizen John Allen Chau was associated with a Christian missionary and wanted to convert with these tribals as an adventure. This is not the first time that these tribals have killed some, before this tribal group had killed two fishermen in 2006.