Ex-husband of Douyin influencer Lamu executed for setting her on fire during livestream
Published: Jul 23, 2022 11:34 AM
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A Chinese man was executed by a court in Southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday for setting his ex-wife, who was also a Chinese Douyin influencer, on fire during livestream and caused the latter's death.

According to the Intermediate People's Court of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, the criminal of intentional homicide, named Tang Lu, has been executed according to the order of the Supreme People's Court. Prior to the execution, Tang was arranged to meet his family in order to protect his legitimate rights.

Tang was given a death penalty for the crime of intentional homicide in October 2021.

Tang and Lamu got married in 2009. During their marriage, they quarreled many times and Tang had beaten Lamu several times. After they divorced in June, 2020, Tang repeatedly sought to restore the marriage, but was rejected by Lamu, according to a previous statement of the court.

On September 14, 2020, Tang went to the home of Lamu's father and sprayed gasoline on Lamu, who was livestreaming in the kitchen, and set her on fire.

Lamu died after about half a month of treatment. 

The court said the crime was extremely cruel and its consequences very grave, leading to severe punishment for Tang.

Born in 1990, Lamu had about 75,000 followers on Douyin. She used to share her rural daily life on the platform. Her case triggered heated discussions over domestic violence at that time.

Global Times