- Lamu had 885,000 social media followers and posted videos of her daily life foraging in the mountains, cooking and lipsyncing to songs dressed in traditional Tibetan clothing
- She was attacked while she was live-streaming, local media reported
The case of a rural live-streamer who died after being set alight by her ex-husband has triggered outrage over domestic violence on Chinese social media.
The 30-year-old woman, named Lamu, died on Wednesday after efforts to save her life failed, according to a statement from police in Jinchuan county, in the remote northwest of Sichuan province.
Lamu had more than 885,000 followers on Douyin – the Chinese version of TikTok – and regularly posted videos of her daily life foraging in the mountains, cooking and lipsyncing to songs dressed in traditional Tibetan clothing.
The police statement on Thursday confirmed earlier reports that she was doused in petrol and set alight at home by her ex-husband, surnamed Tang, on September 14. She was transferred to Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital for treatment on September 17.
Lamu suffered burns to 90 per cent of her body, her sister told Chengdu Commercial Daily.
Tang reportedly attacked her while she was live-streaming and had a history of domestic violence, local media said.
He was detained on suspicion of intentional homicide, police said.