A Chinese man identified as Tang Lu has been sentenced to death for setting his ex-wife on fire during one of her livestreams.
It was gathered that the Amuchu, a 30-year-old Tibetan vlogger known on social media as Lamu, died after being doused in gasoline and set ablaze by Tang Lu, her former husband in September last year.
Amuchu sustained burns on 90 per cent of her body and died from her injuries in hospital two weeks later.
Amuchu divorced Tang – who had a history of violence towards her, the court said – in June 2020, only months before she was murdered at her father’s home.
He was sentenced to death for intentional homicide by a court in Aba Prefecture, a remote rural region of southwest Sichuan province with a large number of ethnic Tibetan residents.
His crime ‘was extremely cruel and the social impact was extremely bad,’ the court statement said, calling for ‘severe punishment’ in accordance with the law.
At the time, her death triggered an online outcry over the under-reported issue of domestic violence in rural communities – especially where it affects ethnic minorities.
Lamu was a popular Tibetan video blogger who lived in the mountainous prefecture of Aba in western China’s Sichuan Province.