BBC NEWS | Technology | Rehab staff 'killed web addict'
A Chinese teenager sent to an internet addiction rehabilitation camp has allegedly been beaten to death by its counsellors, according to reports.
A number of employees of the Qihang Salvation Training Camp in Nanning have been arrested over the death, his father Deng Fei told the Global Times.
The camp had promised to put Deng Senshan, 15, under 24-hour supervision.
China is increasingly taking action against what it sees as a pandemic of web addiction.
Some estimates suggest up to 10% of the country's 100 million teenage web users could be addicted, and a growing number of rehabilitation services exist.
However, there is little consensus on how to treat the addiction. In July, China's Ministry of Health formally banned the use of electroshock therapy as a treatment option.