KATMANDU, Nepal – A Tibetan monk set himself on fire in Nepal’s capital Tuesday in what is believed to be the latest protest against Chinese rule over their homeland.
The man set himself on fire near the Boudhanath shrine in the northeastern edge of Katmandu, police official Manoj Chetri said.
He was taken to the Tribhuwan University hospital in critical condition with much of his body burned.
The monk set himself on fire in an alley away from the crowd. Police and residents put out the flames with fire extinguishers and rushed him to the hospital.
Police were investigating but have not been able to identify him beyond that he is a Buddhist monk.