Death from drinking boiled water
From China Digital Space
喝开水 (死) (hē kāi shuǐ (sǐ)): death from drinking boiled water
This term comes from the unlikely explanation of the death of prison inmate Wang Yahui. The police initially claimed that Wang had died after drinking some boiled water. The explanation elicited online derision especially in light of the claims by Wang’s family that he had sustained injuries to his chest, arms, head, and genitals. The Henan provincial public security department eventually admitted that Wang had died from police torture.
This incident follows a pattern of similar incidents such as “death by hide and seek,” "death from hanging," “death by slipping and falling,” “death from having a nightmare,” and “death from being overly excited.” (see here (English) and here (Chinese)).