Tibetan vlogger Lhamo’s killer gets death sentence for brutal livestreamed murder


The case shocked China and led to a public reckoning about domestic violence in the country. Lhamo was a beloved vlogger and had been streaming to her fans when she was set on fire by her ex-husband. — SCMP

A Chinese court sentenced to death a man who set fire to his ex-wife and well-known vlogger Lhamo while she was livestreaming, killing her.

According to China’s state broadcaster CCTV, Tang Lu was convicted of murdering the beloved Tibetan internet celebrity at the Abe Prefecture Intermediate People’s Court in the southwestern province of Sichuan. The death sentence was handed out immediately.

The very public nature and extreme violence of the attack shocked the country and triggered a fierce debate over domestic violence in China.

Tang and Lhamo divorced in mid-2020, and three months later Tang made a surprise visit to her home on the edge of the Tibetan plateau, carrying a knife and a bucket of petrol. He doused his ex-wife and set her on fire while she was livestreaming. Two weeks later, the 30-year-old mother of two died. – South China Morning Post

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