The male protester sprinted for 50m through New Delhi today engulfed in flames as hundreds demonstrated against China’s rule over Tibet.
The protester carried out the self-immolation as he ran near the speakers at a rally near the Indian Parliament in the country’s capital.
The man, identified as Jamphel Yeshi, sustained burns on 98 per cent of his body and his condition was critical, according to the Association of Tibetan Journalists.
He was on fire perhaps less than two minutes, but some of his clothing had disintegrated and his skin was mottled with black, burned patches by the time he was driven to a hospital.
Yeshi, 27, escaped from Tibet in 2006 and had been living in New Delhi for the past two years, activists said.