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Boy in murder-suicide over games

A 15-year-old boy has taken his own life after killing his mother in a fight over internet games, South Korean police have revealed.

Police official Jung Yo-il said the student hanged himself.

The boy's mother had been strangled in their home in the south-eastern port city of Busan.

Mr Jung said the student revealed in a suicide note that he killed his mother during a row about internet games.

He added the student's younger sister said her brother had been playing violent internet games for the past two to three years.

South Korea estimates some two million people are internet addicts. The country is considered one of the world's most technologically wired, with more than 90% of homes having broadband internet access.

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