Drugpa Khar | 珠巴卡

Drugpa Khar | 珠巴卡

Note: Japanese artist Tomoyo Ihaya painted the image for Drugpa Khar.

February 15: A Tibetan father of three set himself on fire in Amchok region of eastern Tibet on February 13, a day observed by Tibetans as the centenary celebrations of His Holiness the 13th Dalai Lama’s Proclamation of Tibetan Independence.

Drugpa Khar, 26, set himself on fire in Amchok town in Sangchu region of Kanlho at around 1 pm (local time). He reportedly succumbed to his injuries.

No further details are available about the protest at the time of filing this report.

The self-immolation comes weeks after a court in the region sentenced six Tibetans to lengthy jail terms of up to 12 years for rescuing the body of Tibetan self-immolator, Dorjee Rinchen, 57, from falling into the hands of Chinese authorities last October.

Drugpa Khar | 珠巴卡 was the 107th(103thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.