September 28: A Tibetan man died after setting himself on fire today around 4.30 PM(local time) in Gomang Thawa township in Ngaba County, reported the Tibet Times.
Engulfed in flames, Shichung, 41, ran from his house towards the main road before collapsing, a Tibetan monk from south India told the the Tibet Times. He succumbed to his burns and passed away at the site of his protest.
Following his self-immolation protest, local Tibetans tried to take the body to his home but were confronted by Chinese security personnel numbering over 150, who were already stationed for the Man-sTon festival, which involves collection of lists of prayers local Tibetans have said at home and an entertainment show. The locals did manage to take the body to his home but the authorities eventually confiscated the body and drove with it towards Ngaba county.
[Update: October 01, 2013] The Chinese authorities in Ngaba County have forced the family members of the latest Tibetan self immolator to throw his remains into a river, a Tibetan source said.
Shichung | 西琼 was the 126th(121thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.
西琼（ ཞི་ཆུང་། ）：