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Fatal fall: No police violence, says report

A MAN who fell to death from a police station in a city in southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, had not been beaten up beforehand, police said a preliminary forensic investigation showed.

Bose City officials said local prosecutors did not find evidence than any external force had caused the fall.

Officials told today's Nanguo Morning Post the investigation included an autopsy with the victim's family represented and lawyers present, and inspections of the scene of the incident.

But the officials did not offer an explanation of the fall.

Huang Jinshui, 46, was caught on Sunday operating a gambling business in his games arcade. Police found 24 gamblers, 61 slot machines and three home-made guns in the raid.

During his interrogation in the police station on the night of June 14, Huang fell from a toilet window on the fourth-floor and died after suffering serious internal injuries.

Bose officials denied that Huang jumped trying to escape or commit suicide.

Huang's family said the suicide theory was unconvincing. Huang was wealthy and the penalty for operating a gambling business would not be very severe, they argued.

City officials said they have sealed a video tape recording of the scene of the fall and promised to publish details of their investigation.

Several police officers had been suspended during the investigation, the city government said earlier on Tuesday.


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