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Teenage Internet addict beaten to death

  • Agencies, Nanning
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  • Updated: Aug 04, 2009 05:13 IST

A teenager in a Chinese camp meant to help people fight Internet addiction was beaten to death by camp workers.

Public security authorities in south China's Guangxi Zhuang said they have detained four people in Nanning City in association with the death of the teenager.

The detainees, all workers from the Nanning-based Qihang Salvation Training Camp, are suspected of beating 15-year-old Deng Senshan to death, a police official said.

Deng Senshan's father said that his son surfed the Internet all day every day and he was at wits' end about how to handle the child.

"Several days back, I saw an ad for the training camp on TV claiming it could help children kick Internet addiction, so I decided to give it a try," Deng senior said.

 

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