Boy Burns Himself to Death After Dad Asked Him to Quit TV Games


Hsueh Jun-Chen, A 22-year-old Taiwanese student, has angrily poured petrol all over his body before burning himself to death after his father asked him to stop playing video game and go to bed.

The TV game addict was reportedly in his room playing Winning Eleven Soccer game at his family home in Fenyuan town, western Taiwan, when father, Liu, told him to go to sleep.

The father thought that was the end of the matter until he could not find his son the following day.He went outside to look for him and found the undergraduate’s charred remains about 300 meters away from the house.

A devastated Liu told  Daily Mail that he had only asked his son to stop gaming because of his academics.

“I had simply said that he should sleep rather than play because university was starting again after the holidays. He said he would and that’s the last time I saw him alive. When I saw that he wasn’t in his room the next day, I went into the garage to see if he had gone out on his motorbike. The bike was still there but I noticed that two cans of petrol were missing. That made me feel worried and I began to fear the worst.”

Police believe that academic pressures and worries about getting a job after graduation may have contributed to his decision to commit suicide.

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