Po­lice map area of is­land where US man was killed by iso­lated tribe

China Daily (Latin America Weekly) - - 10 World -

NEW DELHI — Po­lice said they have mapped the area of a re­mote In­dian is­land where tribes­peo­ple were seen bury­ing the body of a US ad­ven­turer and Chris­tian mis­sion­ary after al­legedly killing him with ar­rows this month.

But be­fore they can even at­tempt to re­cover the body of 26-year-old John Allen Chau, au­thor­i­ties have to learn from ex­perts “the nu­ances of the group’s con­duct and be­hav­ior, par­tic­u­larly in this kind of vi­o­lent be­hav­ior,” said Depen­dra Pathak, the direc­tor-gen­eral of po­lice of the An­daman and Ni­co­bar Is­lands, where North Sen­tinel Is­land is lo­cated.

Dur­ing their visit to the is­land’s sur­round­ings on Fri­day, in­ves­ti­ga­tors spot­ted four or five North Sen­tinel is­lan­ders mov­ing in the area at a dis­tance of about 500 me­ters from a boat and stud­ied them for sev­eral hours, said Pathak.

“We have more or less iden­ti­fied the site and the area in gen­eral,” Pathak said by phone on Sat­ur­day.

In­dian au­thor­i­ties have been strug­gling to fig­ure out how to get the re­mains of Chau, who was killed by North Sen­tinel is­lan­ders who ap­par­ently shot him with ar­rows and then buried his body on the beach.

Fri­day’s visit was the se­cond boat ex­pe­di­tion of the week by

INTS KALNINS / REUTERS

Peo­ple look on dur­ing the Great Lanterns of China light fes­ti­val in Pakruo­jis manor, Lithua­nia, on Sat­ur­day.

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