Death by drinking boiled water
From China Digital Space
hē kāishuǐ sǐ 喝开水死
Absurd excuse for death in policy custody.
In February 2010, inmate Wang Yahui died from what prison officials claimed was an acute disease he developed from drinking a cup of boiling water. After seeing Wang's mutilated body, which had obvious injuries to the chest, arms, head, and genitals, his family had difficulty believing the explanation given by police. The Henan provincial public security department eventually admitted that Wang had died from police torture.