Published By Tashi

DHARAMSHALA: A Tibetan man, Rigzin Dorjee, 19, set himself on fire in protest against the Chinese government in Ngaba in northeastern Tibet, and his condition and whereabouts are still unknown,reports coming out of Tibet say.

The self-immolation incident took place at the No.2 primary school in Ngaba at 6:30 PM (Tibet Time) on 8 February. While setting himself on fire, Rigzin dorjee, believed to be a monk, raised solgans against the Chinese government. He is from Meruma, Ngaba. His father’s name is Tsonkho and his mother’s name is Dhunkar.

He was taken away immediately by soldiers and police, and his present condition and whereabouts are not known.

Two monks were also arrested from the vicinity, but their identities are also unknown.

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