Tibetan dies of untreated burns in police custody in Nagchu

New information reaching TCHRD confirms the 7 November protest self-immolation by a Tibetan father of two in Diru (Ch: Biru) County in Nagchu (Ch: Naqu) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region.

It has now emerged that Tsegyal, 27, was taken into police custody after he set himself on fire at about 7.30 pm (local time) at Tingser Village of Bekar Township in Diru County.

For less than two weeks, from 7 to 18 November, Tsegyal received no treatment for his burns while being held at the local police station in Nagchu town, sources told TCHRD. Tsegyal died in the evening of 18 November in police custody.

Tsegyal left behind his family, which consists of two children, a six-year-old and an eight-month-old infant.

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