• Saturday, August 13, 2022

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Tibetan student dies after setting himself alight in India

Memorial ceremony for Tibetan refugee who died in an Indian hospital after self-immolating.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A Tibetan student who self-immolated in an act of protest against Chinese rule in the Himalayan region has died in an Indian hospital, a doctor said Sunday (23). Tenzin Choeying, 19, succumbed to critical burn injuries in New Delhi a week after shouting “Victory to Tibet” and setting fire to himself at a university campus in Varanasi, in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state. “He died on Saturday (22) days after he was shifted from a Varanasi hospital for specialised treatment,” Anil Rai, medical superintendent at Safdarjung hospital said. His body will be handed over to the authorities after a postmortem, Rai…

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