Man Who Set Fire To His Vlogger Ex-Wife While She Livestreamed Has Been Executed In China

A Chinese man who was convicted of killing his ex-wife by setting her on fire while she was livestreaming has been executed.

Lamu was set on fire by her ex-husband while livestreaming
Lamu was set on fire by her ex-husband while livestreaming

The 30-year-old vlogger known online as Lamu was set on fire by her ex-husband, Tang Lu, while she was livestreaming on Douyin - a popular Chinese short video social media platform similar to TikTok. The victim died of her injuries several weeks later.

The Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture Intermediate People's Court confirmed that Tang was executed early on Saturday in southwestern Sichuan province. The case caused national outrage throughout China with many people calling for his execution.

Lamu, who was ethnically Tibetan became popular on Douyin by sharing videos of her daily life in the Sichuan countryside and was known for wearing traditional Tibetan clothing in her videos.

Lamu's sister had told Shanghai's official media outlet, the Paper, that Lamu had suffered domestic abuse at the hands of Tang for years and that is why she divorced him.

Police arrested and charged Tang just a few days after the brutal killing and the news spread rapidly across China. Tang attempted to appeal against his death sentence in January but the courts dismissed it.

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