By Phuntsok Yangchen
DHARAMSHALA, December 15: A Tibetan man has been to death by Chinese authorities in Takthak Township in Dharlak County, Golog, following a clash between the local Tibetans and authorities over election for local office.
A Tibetan source said that 22-year-old Karmey was brutally beaten by the Chinese authorities in detention on December 10, and died next day in a hospital.
According to the source, a clash broke out between local Tibetans and Chinese authorities on December 7, after Tibetans voted for a candidate named Tashi, instead of a candidate favored by the authorities.
The Chinese authorities then arrested over a dozen Tibetans including Tashi, Lokel, Ghangha and Ghangdo.
Local Tibetans are demanding justice for Karmey in front of the County headquarters.
This is the second case of a death of Tibetan under Chinese police custody in less than a week.
On December 9, Bachen Gyalwa also known as Ngawang Monlam, a Tibetan village leader was killed by the Chinese authorities in Driru County. He was known by the locals as a well-respected man and someone who has pioneered several social works in the field of youth education, promotion of religion and culture, unity and harmony.