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High level recce team sent to search American's body

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Andaman & Nicober, Nov 22: Andaman & Nicober Police has registered two cases in connection with the alleged murder of American missionary John Allen Chau.

American missionary John Allen Chau

One case has been filed based on the perception and complaint of a fisherman who saw John dead,however,the fisherman saw him at a distance. In another police has arrested seven people who helped John to North Sentinel island.

Forced conversion or spreading disease: What led to killing of an American in Andaman IslandForced conversion or spreading disease: What led to killing of an American in Andaman Island

Deependra Pathak, DGP (Andaman&Nicober), told ANI, "As we received the info about John Allen Chau from US Consulate, Chennai on Nov 19. We immediately lodged a missing report and started an inquiry. We apprehended seven people who had actively facilitated John to reach North Sentinel island.'

"They have gone on Coast Guard Vessel for a first hand recce so that a strategy can be drawn for retrieval of the body, which is a professional requirement. At this point of time keeping in view the sensitivity and character of the un-contacted group a timeline cannot be given but yes we are working on it. We are professionally handling it keeping in view that they are un-contacted group of individuals and aborigines," said Mr. Dependra Pathak to Andaman media.

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