A Tibetan farmer in Southwest China desperate to escape her ex-husband captured the attack that led to her death in a livestream video, reports said.
Lhamo, 30, who ran a popular account on Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, was streaming a live video from her kitchen in mid-September when suddenly a man stormed in, the New York Times reported.
As more than 400 people watched, Lhamo screamed and then, the Douyin video feed went dark, the outlet said.
When her sister visited her at the hospital a few hours later, Lhamo’s body was covered with burns and she was struggling to breathe, the outlet said.
“She looked like a piece of charcoal,” said Dolma, who, like many other Tibetans and her sister, goes by one name.
“He burned almost all her skin off.”
Police in Jinchuan County, where Lhamo lived, are probing the Chinese farmer’s ex-husband to see if he doused her with gasoline and set her aflame