Su Li, the party secretary for the Wujiang district of Shaoguan, Guangdong, was found dead in his apartment.
Su Li (苏力), the party secretary of Wujiang district in the city of Shaoguan, was found dead after apparently hanging himself in his apartment this morning. Police have ruled out homicide as a possibility, though the investigation is still currently ongoing. Su was transferred to the position he held at the time of his death in September of last year.
However, the case has a certain amount of intrigue surrounding it, since one of Su’s predecessors who held the same post years ago also committed suicide in late 2010.
Wu Xuexin (邬学新) was dismissed from his post as party secretary of Shaoguan’s Wujiang district in 2008, and eventually committed suicide during the afternoon of October 16th, 2010.
Wu found his way into a Wujiang district government building, and jumped to his death from the seventh floor. Wu reportedly killed himself after a close friend reported his illegal violations to authorities.
Currently, few details of Su’s death have emerged, though incidents of officials committing suicide are occasionally controversial, due to the nature of their deaths. In August of last year, an anti-corruption official in Hubei was found dead in his office with 11 stab wounds, with police declaring the death to be a suicide.