|Woman addicted to Internet (illustration)|
A teen was arrested on a charge of manslaughter after starving her mother to death by tying her to a chair for a week, according to police in China.
Heilongjiang police said that they have arrested the 16-year-old girl, who was not identified, after being accused of killing her mother because she took away her Internet.
According to the police investigation, after the girl dropped out of school, her parents took away her computer and disconnected her Internet.
She was then sent to a boot camp for treatment of her Internet addiction. When she escaped from the boot camp, the girl went home and tied her mother to a chair.
She then called her aunt and asked for money in exchange for freeing her mother. It took a week for the girl to get the money, but by that time, her mother was unconscious.
The girl called an ambulance, and her mother was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Several months ago, the teen stabbed her father.
The father is still recovering at a hospital.