February 01, 2006

And now . . . this - Feb. 1/06

I'm guessing Gary Sinise wasn't on the case that night

An Indonesian man found dead in the blood-spattered basement of his country's consulate on the Upper East Side took his own life by repeatedly stabbing himself with various knives in a gruesome fashion, authorities said Monday.

The man, identified by officials in Indonesia as Bambang Welianto, 36, of Jakarta, was found Sunday with a kitchen knife in his chest and his left wrist almost severed. Several more knives, including a meat cleaver, were found around him inside the four-story Beaux-Arts mansion on East 68th Street, off Fifth Avenue.

A spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office, Ellen Borakove, said the death was ruled a suicide. An autopsy found that the victim died from multiple self-inflicted stab, slice and chop wounds on his upper body and limbs, she said.

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Then he got into a car and ran himself over twice.