A FRESH graduate who came to Shenzhen to work two months ago committed suicide in his apartment in Futian District on Aug. 22, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported yesterday.
Li Han, 23, was recruited by China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co. Ltd. (CPIC) in Shenzhen on July 10 after he graduated from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in June.
Li’s family live in a remote and poor village in Hubei Province, but Li maintained good academic performance throughout high school and university.
Li’s father said that he had lost contact with Li on Aug. 18, and asked Li’s uncle, who lives in Shenzhen, to check on him Aug. 22. Li’s uncle called the police after he found that the apartment’s door was locked. When they broke in, Li had already died of carbon monoxide poisoning more than 18 hours earlier.
There was an iron basin with charcoal ash inside Li’s room, and the door was sealed with tape, leading the family to believe that Li may have killed himself.
“I want to be No. 1 in CPIC in my next life. I don’t regret joining CPIC this life,” reads an alleged “suicide note” left by Li that has gone viral online.
Most of Li’s posts on his WeChat Moments were positive before mid-August, but on an Aug. 19 post he wrote, “I can’t carry on. My heart is empty and I can’t reach my soul.” Later he wrote another post promising that he would pull himself together and wouldn’t hurt himself.
According to Li’s father, Li’s mother committed suicide when he was 3 years old, but the whole family loved him unconditionally and his stepmother treated him as her own son.
The Meilin Police Station’s spokesperson said that both the on-site investigation and the forensic report ruled out the possibility of homicide.
Li’s family wanted to know what happened to Li before his death, but Li’s father said the CPIC was more willing to discuss compensation amounts.