Name: Kelsang Wangchuk
Father’s Name: Tsurdri
Mother’s Name: Dechok
Affiliation: Kirti Monastery
Location of incident: On the highway of Ngaba County, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Ch: Sichuan Province)
Date of Self-immolation: 2011-10-03
Info: A 17-year old monk from Kirti monastery immolated himself in Ngaba county town at approximately 2:00 pm local time on October 3, according to Tibetans in exile in contact with Tibetans in the area. The monk, Kelsang Wangchuk, carried a photo of the Dalai Lama and was shouting slogans against the Chinese government when he set fire to himself along the main street in Ngaba county, Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province. Full details of the incident have yet to emerge, but some exiled sources say that he was immediately surrounded by security personnel, who extinguished the fire and beat Kelsang Wangchuk before taking him away. Kelsang’s current wellbeing and whereabouts are unknown.