Lhamo Wiki – Lhamo Biography
Lhamo was a Tibetan farmer and Social Media Influencer who was killed two weeks later after the attack. A social media outcry has occurred in the wake of the death of Tibetan farmer and social media influencer Lhamo, who was attacked by her ex-husband during a live stream and died of her injuries two weeks later, according to her family.
Lhamo’s family has said that she was a victim of domestic violence and had sought help from the authorities before the fatal mid-September attack. The 30-year-old woman, who was known by only one name like many other Tibetans, was a farmer who frequently shared videos of her life in southwestern China on Douyin, a Chinese app similar to TikTok.
#LhamoAct WOMEN DESERVE SAFETY IN THEIR OWN HOMES AND A GOVERNMENT THAT RESPONDS TO CRIES FOR HELP!!!!
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Her age is unclear.
In September, she was streaming live from her kitchen with about 400 of her 200,000 followers watching the stream when a man suddenly entered the kitchen, the New York Times reported. Lhamo screamed, and the stream abruptly ended. Local police are looking into Lhamo’s ex-husband as they believe he set her on fire after dousing her with gasoline, the outlet reported.
After the attack, Lhamo was brought to the hospital with severe burns all over her body. She died two weeks later, her sister Dolma told the Times. Her case and the subsequent coverage sparked a social media outcry about domestic violence in China and its legal system issues in preventing domestic violence.
Lhamo met her husband, Tang Lu, at 18, and the two married soon after. She moved in with her new husband, who was from a neighboring village, after the wedding. In the following years, Lhamo gave birth to two sons, who are now 12 and 3 years old. Dolma told the Times that Lhamo often had bruises on her face and body and would sometimes live with their father for short periods to “recover from her injuries.”
Lhamo divorced her husband in March this year, but he did not take it well and began threatening to kill their sons if she didn’t remarry him. Dolma told the outlet that her sister called the police twice to ask for help, but they did nothing, and Lhamo eventually remarried Tang Lu. Shortly afterward, Lhamo approached the authorities once again for their help and intervention, and they said because she had remarried him, it had become her “personal family matter.” They couldn’t help, Dolma told the Times.
The day after Lhamo died, the Chinese president Xi Jinping spoke at a United Nations conference on women and said, “protection of women’s rights and interests must become a national commitment” and that more could be eliminated violence and discrimination, according to Chinese news outlets. After that speech, people took social media to call for authorities to enforce the existing domestic violence law more strongly across the country.
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The hashtag #LhamoAct was used for these calls to action, but Weibo’s social media platform ended up censoring the hashtag that same day. Other hashtags were also used in conjunction with #LhamoAct to highlight police’s failure to act, #StopNotActing and #PunishNotActing, the Times reported.
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