The family of an American shot from the bows of the wild tribe: «We forgive them»

The family of an American missionary, who was killed noncontact tribe on a remote island in India, said he forgives the tribe.

Recall, 26-year-old John Allen Chau, a native of Washington state, was killed on 17 November at the North Sentinelese island (Andaman Islands, India) in an attempt to establish contact with the local tribe. The inhabitants of the island is one of the world’s last tribes that are unable to communicate with the outside world.

«Words cannot Express our grief, wrote the family of the deceased in his account in Instagram. — He loved God, life, helped the needy and did not want to bring the people of the island nothing but love. We forgive those responsible for his death. We also request the release of the Andaman Islands of John’s friends who helped him. He ventured on such an act on their own, and these people should not be prosecuted».

It is known that Chow had organized his visit to the island through a friend who hired 7 of the fishermen for $325. These fishermen and told them what happened, now arrested. According to them, the missionary approached several members of the tribe, offering them gifts (particularly fish), but they shot him with bows and arrows.

17 Nov waiting John Chow fishermen saw a tribe somewhere drags his body.

John Chow in 2014 he graduated from the Christian College in Oklahoma, then worked in various missions of the institution.

A nonprofit organization Survival International that fights for the rights of indigenous peoples, describes the tribal North Sentinelese island as «contactless community from 50 to 200 people».

The authorities of the Andaman Islands still solve the problem as it is now to the body of the missionary, without disturbing the tribe.