Rechok, who was in her mid-30s, died at the scene. She set herself on fire in front of the Jonang Dzamthang monastery in Barma Township. Her body is currently in the monastery and many Tibetans have gathered for her cremation.
Rechok spent the last few days tending to her family’s animals in the mountains and then travelled into town specifically to set herself on fire.
She is the fourth lay person to self-immolate in Barma Township in protest against the Chinese occupation of Tibet.
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