There is much mockery across the sinosphere at the finding that a CDIC anti-corruption official found dead with eleven stab wounds killed himself. Personally I find the official version credible. If you read the autopsy report in the ChinaSMACK link, what you see are classic hesitation wounds, which are actual positive evidence of suicide. You think of murder if you don’t find them. By contrast, there is nothing at all hesitant about multiple stab wounds from one or more assailants. I think it’s most likely the poor fellow sat there and smoked eight cigarettes while tentatively cutting himself and getting up the courage for the decisive blow.
As ever, what the whole furore demonstrates are the numerous self inflicted wounds inflicted on Beijing’s credibility by its general attitude to public information. But still, what we may actually have here is an interesting mystery. Why would a CDIC official decide to kill himself in the middle of an investigation into the local deputy Party secretary? What did they have on him?