Andamanese tribes kill American missionary who had intended to convert them into Christianity

People belonging to aboriginal tribes of Andaman have killed an American tourist, who has been identified as John Allen Chau by news agency ANI. The alleged killers are unidentified, all that is known about is that they belong to a tribe that resists outside contact.

According to several reports, Chau was an American missionary who wanted meet with the tribals of Andaman to convert them into Christianity.

The police sources have claimed that John did not inform about his true intentions. It must be noted that entering the area of tribals or disturbing them is strictly prohibited by Indian law.

“We refuse to call him a tourist. Yes, he came on a tourist visa but he came with a specific purpose to preach on a prohibited island,” Dependra Pathak, Director General of Police of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, told CNN.

He did not inform the police of his intentions to travel to the island to attempt to convert its inhabitants.

The island, North Sentinel Island, is inhabited by the Sentinelese people, who are protected under Indian law. Just more than a dozen people are officially thought to live on the remote island in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago

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