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selfimmolationsDharamshala: - On 19 February 2012, yet another Tibetan teenager set himself ablaze and reportedly died protesting against the Chinese government, in Barma Village, Zamthang County, Ngaba, eastern Tibet, (Ch Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture).

According to a report of Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy based in India, Nangdrol,18 years old, set himself on fire at around 2 pm (Tibet Time) in front of the Zamthang Jonang Monastery last Sunday, according to sources. He died on the spot.

Police officers who reached at the spot tried to take his body away but the monks of the Zamthang Jonang Monastery managed to take possession of the body. The monks later performed rituals and prayers for the deceased. Nangdrol was son of father Chensig and mother Nyingmo.

The situation in eastern Tibet has consistently remained grim since March 2011 self-immolation by a Tibetan names Phuntsok. 20 more Tibetans have self-immolated in protest of the Chinese rule in Tibet since then. Choedon is the 24th Tibetan since 2009 and the sixth the past 8 days to self-immolate.

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