(WASHINGTON POST) A 16-year-old Chinese girl starved her mother to death after tying her to a chair for a week, in fury at being sent to an Internet addiction treatment center where she was beaten and mistreated, Chinese media reported.
Treatment centers aimed at curing teens of Internet addiction or other behavioral problems have become popular in China, but many are poorly regulated, military-style “boot camps,” where corporal punishment is common, media reports say. They have become increasingly controversial since a series of scandals broke in recent years.
The girl from northern Heilongjiang province killed her mother Friday, according to Thepaper.cn. She had previously stabbed her father with a knife after a dispute. He was hospitalized.
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