Karma Nyedon Gyatso | 嘎玛俄顿嘉措

Karma Nyedon Gyatso | 嘎玛俄顿嘉措

AUGUST 6, 2013: A Tibetan monk died minutes after setting himself ablaze near Boudhanath stupa in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu earlier today (0730 hrs local time). The monk has been identified as Karma Nyedon Gyatso. Karma was from Damshung in Tibet and had arrived at the Kathmandu Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre on 30th January 2012.

An eye witness told phayul that the monk, probably in his thirties, was sitting crosslegged when she saw his lap on fire. “I thought he accidentally caught fire while lighting butter lamps. Then I saw him pour a bottle of fluid, petrol maybe, over his head and went up in flames right before my eyes.”

“He was silent as far as I could hear. I began to shout for help. He kneeled over in a crouched position, with a contorted face but he didn’t cry out or scream at all.

“After about two minutes a passerby splashed a bucket of water over the monk and doused the fire. Another guy came with a fire extinguisher. The lama’s robes were completely burned off.”

After 15 minutes the police arrived at the scene following which they took away the body wrapped in a red cloth.

Karma Nyedon Gyatso | 嘎玛俄顿嘉措 was the 125th(3thin Nepal) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

8月6日,39岁僧人嘎玛俄顿嘉措在尼泊尔首都加德满都,于当地时间约早晨7点30分,在博达佛塔附近自焚,数分钟后牺牲。
僧人嘎玛俄顿嘉措来自西藏拉萨当雄县羊八井镇,他于2012年1月30日于西藏抵达尼泊尔的藏人难民接待站。一目击者说看见盘腿而坐的嘎玛俄顿嘉措大腿着火,“我以为他点酥油灯时大腿不小心着火。然后我看见他往头上倒了瓶似乎是汽油的液体,火势蔓延开来。”
“我没听到他发出声音。我开始呼喊求救。他蹲着,一脸扭曲可是却没喊叫。” “约2分钟后一路人拿着一桶水往他身上泼浇灭火势。另一位男子拿着灭火器出现。他的僧袍已烧成灰烬。”
约15分钟后警察来到事发现场,用一块红布把僧人嘎玛俄顿嘉措尸体包裹带走。目前无法得知尼泊尔有关当局如何处理嘎玛俄顿嘉措的尸体。
嘎玛俄顿嘉措是今年第二位在尼泊尔自焚的藏人。25岁僧人竹泽于2月13日在加德满都自焚牺牲。

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