Tibetan student attempts suicide at Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath
Ten Jin Chewngh (19), a student of Sanskrit at the university, poured kerosene and set himself on fire, police said.lucknow Updated: Jul 15, 2017 15:32 IST
Demanding freedom for Tibet, a Tibetan student attempted self immolation on the premises of the Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, here on Friday, police said. He has been admitted to a private hospital in a serious condition, police said.
Ten Jin Chewngh (19), a student of Sanskrit at the university, poured kerosene and set himself on fire, police said.
Shouting slogans against China and demanding freedom for Tibet, he came out of his hostel room in flames and started running towards the Atisha Hall where Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) president Dr Lobsang Sangay was addressing a gathering, police said.
The other students present in the hall ran to him and extinguished the flames, covering him with blanket. They rushed him to hospital.
Circle officer Prashant Kumar said friends claimed he used to say that families were facing atrocities because of China which did not consider Dr Lobsang’s administration valid.
He felt there was no way left to achieve the goal of freedom for Tibet.
Kumar said that his friends said he wanted the world to teach China a lesson and help Tibet gain freedom. Kumar said the youth was admitted to hospital where he was under observation.