Boy killed at clinic for internet addicts
Friday 07 August 2009
A teenager was allegedly beaten to death in a camp designed to treat internet addiction.
Deng Senshan, 15, died less than a day after his parents sent him to the camp in southern Guangxi province. The case has led medical experts to call for laws regulating centres that treat obsessive internet surfing. Concern about such behaviour is so widespread in China, and demand for rehabilitation is so great, that some camps now advertise on television.
Deng was found vomiting and was taken to a clinic where he died on Sunday. Fellow students said a teacher beat him, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
It quoted the local government as saying several marks were found on the teenager's body. Four trainers from the Qihang Salvation Training Camp in Nanning city have been arrested.
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