An American tourist was killed by arrows shot by protected tribesmen living in the remote North Sentinel Island in the Andaman islands, AFP reports quoting police .
John Chau, 27, had taken a boat ride with local fishermen before venturing alone in a canoe to the island where the indigenous people live cut off completely from the outside world.
As soon as he set foot on the island, Chau found himself facing a flurry of arrows, official sources told AFP. Police officer Vijay Singh said those arrested are fishermen who facilitated the American’s visit to the Island. Singh said the man was killed on Saturday. He declined to give any other details, saying he was investigating the case, AP reported.
Chau had made several trips to the Andaman islands recently before finally managing to make it to the remote stretch by offering money to local fishermen.
“He tried to reach the Sentinel island on November 14 but could not make it. Two days later he went well prepared. He left the dingy midway and took a canoe all by himself to the island,” AFP reports quoting sources.
The North Sentinel island is out of bounds even to the Indian navy in a bid to protect its reclusive inhabitants who number only about 150.