Father of two dies after self-immolating in Tibet
A 25-year-old farmer and thangka painter has become the latest Tibetan to self-immolate in protest of Chinese occupation.
The man, identified as Dorje Lungdup, set himself on fire Sunday morning in the Rebkong region of Amdo, also known as China’s Qinghai Province. He died at the scene, leaving behind a wife and two daughters.
The Tibet Post reports that Chinese police tried to take his body from the scene, but Tibetans at the scene resisted them and took the man’s body to a nearby monastery, where it was cremated. Thousands of people reportedly attended the ceremony.
(Photo via Tibet Post.)