Search For American’s Body On Indian Island Put Off

Indian officials have postponed efforts to retrieve the body of an American missionary allegedly killed by an endangered tribe in the Andaman and Nicobar islands last week.

According to the BBC, officials are treading with caution so as not to disturb the protected Sentinelese tribespeople.

The victim, John Allen Chau, is said to have been killed with arrows when he landed on North Sentinel island on November 17.

He was trying to convert the tribespeople to Christianity.

His body is still on the island is spite of efforts to retrieve it. On Monday, top government official Chetan Sanghi called a meeting of senior officials from the police, tribal welfare, forest and anthropological departments where they decided to put the search for the body on hold, an official who attended the meeting

58only to check the situation.59

66In the initial days several attempts were made to find the body after the tribesmen were seen dragging it. We know the general direction of where it was taken

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