Minister of State for External Affairs General (retd) VK Singh
Minister of State for External Affairs General (retd) VK Singh

US tourist's killing in Andaman sad incident: MoS External Affairs

ANI | Updated: Nov 25, 2018 11:57 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 25 (ANI): Expressing grief over the killing of an American tourist in the North Sentinel Island of Andaman, Minister of State for External Affairs General (retd) VK Singh on Sunday clarified that the government has a policy that nobody should go there.
The endangered tribe in the Andaman islands off India's east coast resist outsiders.
"We have had such incidents earlier too that is why the government had a policy that nobody should go there. It's a separate tribal group, they do not want outsiders. It is a very sad incident. Andaman administration will find out who allowed him to go there," Singh, in an exclusive interview told ANI.
Recently, 27-year old John Allen Chau was allegedly killed in North Sentinel Island, by the indigenous islanders, who are among the last of the "uncontacted" tribes in the world.
"On the basis of the information received by an email of the US Consulate, Chennai on 19 November, the Andaman and Nicobar police immediately lodged a missing report. The police have apprehended seven people who supported John Allen Chau and actively facilitated him to go to north Sentinelese Island," said Andaman and Nicobar Director General of Police Deependra Pathak.
Two cases have been registered in this connection. (ANI)

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