Teenaged Tibetan protester succumbs to burn injuries

New Delhi: A 16-year-old Tibetan, who had set himself on fire during a protest, died at the Safdarjung hospital here, said hospital officials on Friday.

Dorjee Tsering had self immolated during a protest against the Chinese government in Dehradun on Monday. He was taken to anearby hospital and later referred to Safdarjung Hospital.

According to the doctors at the burns department, Tsering had suffered 98 percent burns.

Tsering is second Tibetan to die after self immolation this week.

Earlier, a Tibetan Buddhist monk had self-immolated and died on Monday in the Chinese province of Sichuan.