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Instructors on trial for fatally beating internet addicted teenager

FOUR instructors in a southern China city went on trial yesterday for allegedly beating a 16-year-old boy to death at a camp to treat Internet addiction.

The four instructors at the Qihang Salvation Training Camp in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, namely Huang Yejian, Guo Zhicai, Wei Gaojian and Li Qunlai, allegedly fatally beat Deng Senshan in August last year, who was sent by his parents to the camp to kick his internet addiction, said prosecutors cited by the Southern Metropolis Daily, a local newspaper.

Deng was found dead at about 3 a.m. on Aug. 2, just 14 hours upon his arrival at the camp.

An autopsy by the Public Security Bureau of Nanning City showed Deng suffered multiple soft tissue injuries on his body,and succumbed to the injuries which had caused breathing failure, plus a failure in the circulation system.

The unlicensed camp was closed five days' after the boy's death. And 122 other occupants on the camp, all under 18, were taken home by their parents.

The court did not produce a verdict.


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