Charred remains of unidentified Tibetan youth at Mcleodganj

Vastavam web: The charred remains of an unidentified Tibetan youth were today found from a forest area near the Dalai Lama temple at Mcleodganj in Upper Dharamshala here, the police said.Tibetans living in the region believe that this could be another case of self-immolation in protest against the Chinese rule in Tibet, they added.The charred remains of the youth were first noticed by a Tibetan passerby, who immediately told a friend about it and the latter informed the office of the Tibetan Youth Congress and Dawa Rinchen, the Dharamshala Tibetan Settlement Officer.

The Deputy Superintendent of Police (Headquarters), who visited the spot, said a forensic team had been summoned to examine the remains of the youth and the spot.Sources said the police found a red bag containing an umbrella, around Rs 800 and a Tibetan national flag from the spot.More than 150 Tibetans have set themselves ablaze in the last two years to protest against the Chinese rule in Tibet.While most of these cases have been reported from Tibet, two such incidents took place in India.A Tibetan youth, who had committed self-immolation at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh around two weeks ago, was recently cremated at Mcleodganj by the Tibetan Youth Congress.