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Social media star who died after ex-husband 'set her on fire while she was streaming live'

Lady Speak - By Mirror | November 27th 2020 at 08:45:00 GMT +0300
Social media star dies after ex-husband 'set her on fire while streaming live' (Courtesy)

A Chinese social media star died after she was allegedly doused in petrol and set on fire by her ex-husband.

Vlogger Lamu was reportedly streaming live when the horrific attack took place.

It's alleged that her former partner broke into her home armed with a cleaver and petrol before attacking her in front of her family members.

She sustained burns to 90% of her body and was left fighting for her life for more than two weeks before she was pronounced dead.

It's said she was streaming live when the attack took place

It's reported that police detained Lamu's former husband, but that his motives were not immediately clear.

Some reports in the Chinese media say he was seeking revenge after she initiated their divorce over domestic violence.

The former couple shared two young sons.

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Lamu had a massive following of more than 782,000 people and 6.3 million 'likes' on Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok.

She was a popular Tibetan blogger and lived in the mountainous area of Aba in western China's Sichuan Province.

She was a big star on China's version of TikTok

Lamu's last video, posted on September 14, saw her performing a traditional Tibetan song as she sent well-wishes to her fans.

Later that day, her regular live broadcast is said to have suddenly cut to a black screen before her fans heard screaming, Beijing Youth Daily reports.

Her account was silent for two days, until her sister, Zhuoma, posted about the attack.

She made a desperate plea for financial help, asking the public to help save Lamu.

Around one million yuan (£114,038) was donated to the family.

Police said Lamu was assaulted by her ex-husband, named as Tang, at around 8.50pm on September 14. Police detained Tang on suspicion of intentional homicide.

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