Name: Kunchok Tseten
Father’s Name: Samkho
Mother’s Name: Wogha
Affiliation: Machu county, Ganlho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province
Location of incident: Meruma town, NgabaTibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Ch: Sichuan Province)
Date of Self-immolation: 2013-12-03
Info: A Tibetan father of two called Kunchok Tseten set fire to himself yesterday (December 3) in Meruma township in Ngaba, sparking protests as local people tried to stop police taking him away after he collapsed in the road in flames. Kunchok Tseten’s wife and some relatives have disappeared and are believed to have been taken into custody, according to Tibetan exile sources. Kunchok Tseten was heard shouting loudly as he ran down the road ablaze, calling for the long life of the Dalai Lama, for His Holiness to return to Tibet and for Tibetans to be reunited both inside Tibet and in exile. “Even after he collapsed on the ground, he was seen by local witnesses folding his hands together in prayer and uttering some words that were not audible.” ass per our sources.