A well-known Chinese vlogger was doused with petrol and set on fire by her ex-husband in September 2020. The death penalty has now been carried out on the perpetrator.
Essentials in Brief- • A gruesome crime sparked a domestic violence debate in China. • A 30-year-old woman was doused with petrol and set on fire by her ex-husband. • The perpetrator has now been executed.
A Chinese court has executed a man for killing his ex-wife .
This was announced by the court in Sichuan province on Saturday on the Internet.
Tang Lu was found guilty of setting fire to his former wife in September 2020 while she was streaming a post on video sharing platform Douyin.
The 30-year-old succumbed to her injuries a few weeks later
The victim was a farmer and live streamer in a Tibetan autonomous prefecture in the southwestern province of Sichuan, according to CNN.
She had more than 885,000 followers on Douyin – the Chinese version of Tiktok – under the nickname Lamu, and regularly posted videos of her daily life of foraging in the mountains, cooking and backing singing to songs in traditional Tibetan clothing.
On the day of the fatal attack, she streamed video of her ex-husband breaking into the home, dousing it with petrol and setting it on fire.
The court ruled that his crime was “extremely gruesome” and “deserved severe punishment,” reports CCTV.
Chinese vlogger Lamu-Exposed to domestic violence for years
The case caused a stir in China.
According to a media report, the Chinese vlogger Lamu’s sister said that the 30-year-old had been subjected to Tang’s domestic violence for years.
That’s why she got divorced.
After that, the man kept visiting Chinese vlogger Lamu and asking her to marry him again.
The woman’s horrible death has sparked a debate about domestic violence in China.
There has been heated debate on social media that the country’s legal system often fails to protect victims, while in many cases perpetrators are pardoned.
According to activists, part of the problem is the persistent and ingrained notion that domestic disputes are a private family issue – which often means authorities are reluctant to step in or that women face social stigma for speaking out.
Until 2001, abuse in China was not considered a ground for divorce.
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