Reports quoting police officials say that the victim was mentally unstable and the death might not have any connection to self-immolation deaths by Tibetans in their homeland and outside.
This is the second case of self-immolation by Tibetan refugees in Nepal this year. In February another Tibetan refugee had died after setting himself on fire in the same area.
It is worth mentioning that to prevent any such incident and put a check on anti-China activities by Tibetan refugees Nepal Police had installed 35 CCTV cameras around the shrine last month.
Nepal follows a ‘One-China’ policy and in recent years it has imposed a clampdown on the nearly 20,000 Tibetan refugees who live here following pressure from Beijing.