Thinley, 17, a Tibetan student in Serthar, eastern Tibet, tried to burn himself, but due to an overdose of gasoline consumption, fainted at the site of his planned protest.
Exile based newspaper, Tibet Times reported that on March 12, Thinley poured gasoline all over his body and drank “plenty” of the fuel in a bid to set himself on fire.
“However, Thinley had an overdose of the gasoline consumption which caused him to faint at the protest site, deterring his immolation bid,” the report said.
Chinese police manning the streets in the region arrested Thinley, who is actively engaged in a local association promoting Tibetan language preservation.
Since then, no information about his well being and whereabouts is available.