A boy named Liu Xuezhou was found to have committed suicide by taking antidepressants of an excessive dosage at a beach in Sanya, South China's Hainan Province early on Monday morning.
Liu was rushed to hospital by a passerby but still died around 4 am on Monday.
Weibo administrators have cleared 290 illegal posts related to Liu for leaking personal privacy and provoking conflict, and they called on netizens to be objective and rational.
Before he committed suicide, Liu posted a long post on his Sina Weibo account in which he recalled that his short life was destined for misfortune.
According to the post, Liu was born when his biological parents were not married.
The young couple gave him away to his adoptive parents through a human trafficker in exchange for thousands of yuan as a bride-price to pay his mother's family.
In 2009, when Liu was 4 years old, Liu's adoptive parents both died in an explosion caused by fireworks and firecrackers at home.
As an orphan, Liu constantly suffered from bullying at primary school and was even molested by a male teacher during junior high school.
Since childhood, he had heard hearsay that he was an adopted child.
After he confirmed it with his grandparents, he posted a video on the website where abducted children's information is released to look for his biological parents.
On December 15, 2021, the police found Liu's biological father through DNA matching technologies
but told him that his biological parents had divorced and got remarried to start new families.
Although Liu finally met his biological parents in person,
in Liu's words, the reunion between them seemed to be a mere formality, nothing like that of other parents who found their long-lost abducted children.
Both his biological mother and father, who had established new families and had new children, were unwilling to take him back.
After he proposed to his parents to buy or rent a house for him since he had been staying in others' homes,
his parents cut off contact with him and his mother even blocked him on WeChat.
He later suffered from cyberbullying after exposing online his conversations with his mother,
with many netizens criticizing that he just wanted a house from his parents and smearing him for his clothing style,
which Liu explained was made up of counterfeit brands which he bought with his part-time job income.
He had thought of proposing a civil action against his parents for abandoning him but dropped the idea.
Liu posted his last words online at 2 minutes past midnight on Monday and swallowed dozens of antidepressant pills at a beach in Sanya.
The local police confirmed his death at around 4 am.
Many netizens felt sympathetic for his sufferings and death, and reflected on how to avoid such a miserable matter in the future.