Emotions remain high in Tibet in the aftermath of another self immolation in protest of Chinese rule. Phayul.com reported on Oct. 1, 2013, "Ngaba - Remains of Tibetan self immolator forced into river." A Tibetan source has said the Chinese authorities in Ngaba County have forced the family members of the most recent Tibetan self immolator to throw his remains into a river.
According to Tsayang Gyatso, who is a Tibetan living in exile, Chinese officials blocked monks of Jonang Se monastery and family members of Shichung from collecting his ashes after his recent death from self immolation. The Chinese authorities instead compelled them to throw the ashes of Shichung into the Ngachu river.
Shichung, who was a father of two, set himself on fire on Saturday at around 4.30 PM local time in Gomang Thawa Township in Ngaba County, and died shortly thereafter. Just after his self immolation protest about 200 monks of Jonang Se monastery arrived at Shichung’s home and performed the final rites.
Many local Tibetans also paid their last respects. Than the Chinese authorities moved in and barred local Tibetans from visiting Shichung's home as they began frisking every Tibetan and confiscated their mobile handsets. Tibetans have been saddened by this, with feelings even the dead are denied their right to a culturally appropriate cremation under Chinese rule.