Acknowledged as an adventurer and a “Christian Missionary”, a 27-years-old US man was shot dead with poisonous bows and arrow, probably on November 16, by an isolated Sentinelese tribe when he illegally ventured in their territory in the Andaman Islands.
Soon after news of his death from Alabama, Police declared that seven fishermen, who took the victim to North Sentinel Island, where the indigenous Sentinelese people reside, got arrested. Mr. Chau has paid the convict seven fishermen Rs. 25,000 as a bribe for taking him to the isolated Island.
In a late night Instagram post of Mr. Chua, his family talks about his adventurous nature and called for his ‘friends’ release in Andaman.
The late night Instagram post confirms that he belongs to a “Christian Missionary” and had “nothing but love for the Sentinelese people.” It continued that the American ventured in his free will and his local contacts need not be persecuted for his actions. Chau’s family through the post says, “forgive those reportedly responsible for his death and asked for the release of those ‘friends’ he had in the Andaman Islands.”
As per the report of Police, the fishermen group who has ferried Chau to the Island late on the night on November 14 and told them that they had anchored their boat about 500 m from the isolated beach. Next day, the victim has rowed to the Island in a canoe and brought with him a Bible.
The fishermen found the Sentinelese has shoot arrows at him, but he continued moving forward. Early on November 17, the fishermen found some Sentinelese tribals was dragging a body to the beach, resembling that of the US man, with the purpose o bury it in the sand.
Referring to the accused fishermen, in a statement that Police said that despite awareness of the fact regarding the illegality of the action and hostile attitude of Sentinelese tribesmen towards outsiders, these people along with the victim for this visit to North Sentinel Island without the permission of the authority.
DGP further denied any security lapse said, “The fishermen and Mr. Chau planned their movements in such a way that they appeared to be fishing in the open waters whenever patrol vessels sighted them. Once they had passed by, the boat moved back into prohibited waters.”
The Instagram post by the family reads: