https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6413235/American-tourist-27-killed-protected-tribesmen-remote-island.htmlAn American missionary was killed by arrows shot by protected tribesmen living on a remote Indian island after he arrived there in a bid to convert them to Christianity.
John Allen Chau, 27, paid local fishermen to help him get to North Sentinel Island, one of the world's most isolated regions in India's Andaman islands.
Chau took a boat ride with the fishermen before venturing alone in a canoe to North Sentinel Island, where the indigenous people live cut off completely from the outside world.
As soon as he set foot on the island, which is home to the Sentinelese tribe and off-limits to visitors, Chau found himself facing a flurry of arrows, official sources said.
But the Sentinelese who killed Chau can't be prosecuted as contact with them and several tribes on the islands, set deep in the Indian Ocean, is illegal in a bid to protect their indigenous way of life and shield them from diseases.
Police have registered a case of murder and seven accused persons have been arrested. Their names have not been released, but they are the fishermen who took Chau to the island.
An Indian Coast Guard helicopter sent to retrieve the bodies was repelled by a volley of arrows from the community, believed to be the last pre-Neolithic tribe in the world