Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Internet-addicted couple let baby starve to death

A South Korean couple jailed after baby starve to death as they played online

An internet-addicted couple in South Korea have been found guilty of letting their baby starve to death as they played online.

They spent most of their days at an internet cafe raising a virtual daughter in an online game instead of caring for their baby. The three-month-old died last September.

The husband, 41, and the wife, 25, were given two years in prison. The wife's term was suspended because she is pregnant with a second child.

Earlier this year, the South Korean government said there were two million "internet addicts" in the nation, which is considered one of the world's most technologically wired.

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