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Andaman cops want to question American friends of tourist ‘killed’ by Sentinelese tribe
Two Americans may have sent more people to the island
The Andaman and Nicobar Police have issued a Letters Rogatory (LR) to two American ‘missionaries’ who allegedly encouraged John Chau, the 26-year-old tourist, to visit the North Sentinel Island where he died.
The development comes five months after Chau was allegedly killed by members of the Sentinelese tribe who inhabit the Andaman and Nicobar island.
Outsiders are banned from going within five kilometres of the Indian Ocean island, a move meant to protect the tribe.
An LR is a letter of request to orally examine any person supposed to be acquainted with the facts and circumstances of a case. This is done in a case where the evidence may be available in a specific country, the US in this case.
According to the police, the two Americans — a 53-year-old woman from Tennessee and a 25-year-old man from Colorado — were ‘missionaries’ who encouraged Chau to visit the island against his will.
Dependra Pathak, head of police in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, told ThePrint that the two left India soon after.
A source in the police also told ThePrint that the two Americans had allegedly sent more people to the island in the past, including Chau who police believe visited the Sentlinese in September.
“Their role was to encourage the people to visit the island and we suspect that they may have done so in the past. We have inputs to suggest the same,” an officer said. “Also, it is important to take their statements so that they do not attempt such a thing in the future.
“Since their role has now come on the radar, we are hoping that they will stop operating in the area,” the officer added. “Earlier, it all went unnoticed.”