statesman news service
Shimla, 1 October
A 41-year-old monk, Shichung died after setting himself on fire in the Ngaba county in Tibet two days ago, according to the reports reaching Dharamshala, the head-quarters of the Tibetan exiles.
After torching himself, Shichung ran towards the main road in the Gomang Thawa township and died due to his injuries.
The locals took his body home but the authorities confiscated it, taking it away to an undisclosed destination. He is survived by his wife and two children.