Chinese Man Who Died While Being Interrogated Was Drowned, Claims State-Run Newspaper

Yu Qiyi was held in a tub of icy water


A Chinese official who died during interrogation was allegedly drowned by Communist Party investigators, a state-run newspaper has reported.

Yu Qiyi, who was the chief engineer of a state-owned company in Wenzhou, died on 9 April.

His head was held in a tub of icy water by six investigators attempting to extract a confession, the Beijing Times reported, citing prosecution documents.

The investigators will be tried for intentional assault, the report said.

Mr Yu's head was submerged under water several times during his interrogation on the night of 8 April, the newspaper reported on Wednesday.