Published By Tashi

DHARAMSHALA: Tenzin Phuntsok, a former Tibetan monk who self-immolated in protest against the Chinese government in Chamdo in eastern Tibet on 1 December, has succumbed to his injuries, reports coming out of Tibet says.

Late Tenzin Phuntsok

Tenzin Phuntsok shouted long live His Holiness the Dalai Lama after setting himself on fire.

 He died at a hospital in Chamdo on 6 December. Currently, his last rites are being performed at nearby monasteries. 

 A group of concerned Tibetans had earlier approached the hospital to inquire about his body. The hospital authorities had informed them that the body had been handed over to his family members but the family members denied receiving Tenzin Phuntsok’s body from the hospital.

 The wife of the deceased has also been arrested by the police, while the rest of his family are kept under a strict surveillance.

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