Kalkyi, a 30-year old Tibetan woman, set fire to herself close to Jonang Gonchen monastery in Dzamthang.
Kalkyi died immediately afterwards and local people took her body to the monastery for prayers.
Tibetan sources said that local officials ordered cremation of the body the same day, but it is not known whether the authorities took Kalkyi’s body away from the monastery or not. A large crowd of local Tibetans gathered at her house to pray for her.
Self-immolations of a Tibetan forest guard and mother of four in eastern Tibet (26 March 2013)