A teenage Tibetan student recently self-immolated in protest against the Chinese rule in Tibet on May 2.
Chagdor Kyab, a 16 year old student belonging to a farming family from Bora Township, in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Amdo, set himself on fire near Bora monastery.
Chagdor shouted “Tibet wants freedom” and “Let His Holiness the Dalai Lama return to Tibet” while his body blazed. He ran towards the official building nearby but failed to reach as he fell down after covering a short distance. Officials in uniform took no time to reach the scene and took away Chagdor’s body after dousing the flame with fire extinguishers.
The local security has tightened up surveillance and imposed more restrictions resulting in minimum information outflow from the region. Detail information about the incident is not available at the time.
It is not clear whether Chagdor is still alive or not.