Father’s Name: Tsedak
Mother’s Name: Woedon
Affiliation: Trotsuk village, Ngaba County (Incorporated into China’s Sichuan Province)
Location of incident: Trotsuk village, Ngaba County (Incorporated into China’s Sichuan Province)
Date of Self-immolation: 2015-03-05
Info: A 47-year old Tibetan woman set herself on fire and died in a village in Ngaba on the night of March 5, in the first self-immolation in Tibet this year. Norchuk was from Dowa village in the Trotsik area of Ngaba county, Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan (in the Tibetan area of Amdo). Unusually, her body was not taken by the authorities but local people cremated her remains the next morning in order to pay their respects.