Tibetan student sets himself alight in India
A Tibetan student who self-immolated in an act of protest against Chinese rule in the Himalayan region has died in an Indian hospital, a doctor said yesterday. Tenzin Choeying, 19, succumbed to critical burn injuries in New Delhi a week after shouting “Victory to Tibet” and setting fire to himself at a university campus in Varanasi, in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state. “He died on Saturday days after he was shifted from a Varanasi hospital for specialized treatment,” a medical superintendent said. His body will be handed over to the authorities after a postmortem.