American killed on Andaman island in India by endangered tribe

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American killed on Andaman island in India by endangered tribe

US man killed on remote pre-Neolithic Indian island by tribesmen with bow and arrow.Fishermen who took the man to North Sentinel island say tribespeople shot him with arrows and left his body on the beach.He has been identified as John Allen Chau, a 27 year old from Alabama. Local media say he was a missionary and he wanted to convert the tribes to Christianity.
The North Sentinel Island, which is out of bounds for visitors, is home to the Sentinelese community, believed to be the last pre-Neolithic tribe in the world. Contact with the endangered Andaman tribes living in isolation from the world is illegal because of the risks to them from outside disease.Estimates say the Sentinelese, who are totally cut off from civilisation, number only between 50 and 150.
Seven fishermen were arrested for facilitating Chau's trip there, according to Dependera Pathak, director-general of Andaman and Nicobar islands.