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Tibetan activist who immolated himself dies

Delhi,Immigration/Law/Rights, Wed, 28 Mar 2012 IANS

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) A 27-year-old Tibetan youth who set himself ablaze during a protest here against Chinese President Hu Jintao's India visit two days ago died at a hospital Wednesday morning.

 

"Jamphel Yeshi who was admitted in Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital succumbed to burn injuries Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.," a hospital spokesperson told IANS.

 

Yeshi, a resident of north Delhi's Majnu Ka Tila, set himself on fire Monday at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar where more than 100 Tibetans were protesting against Hu's visit here for the BRICS summit.

 

 

Yeshi was rushed to Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital with 90 percent burn injuries. He had poured fuel on himself and set himself alight before running towards the crowd where he collapsed.

 

The Chinese president will be arriving in India Wednesday for the BRICS summit of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

 


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