“Thogmey set himself on fire outside the monastery on Saturday afternoon. Fellow monks rushed him to a local hospital where he died. A large number of security forces soon arrived at the hospital and forcibly took away his body,” said the officials.
Lobsang joined the monastery at a young age and he is known for his excellent conduct and diligence in studies. He is survived by his parents - Rogtrug and Depo - and one sister and three brothers. This incident has pushed the total number of self-immolations to 108, out of which 90 died.
“The CTA appeals to Tibetans not to resort to drastic actions, including self-immolation,” said the official.