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Korea death reported by Riposte–sketchy details (more information needed)

Moderator: This was the posted article and only one I could find. Needs far more details. Consider it not official unless more details get
posted. HN
Police arrested four college students from Yong In University in Gyeonggi yesterday on suspicion that a hazing beating resulted in a fellow student’s death. The arrests came 22 days after a Yong In freshman, Kang Jang-ho, died of a cerebral hemorrhage. Investigators indicted the four without physical detention after concluding that they were responsible for Kang’s death, police said. In the middle of a Valentine’s Day judo training session for newcomers in the school gymnasium, Kang, a martial arts major, suddenly fell into a coma, school authorities announced. Kang died March 4. He was 19. In the statement the university released following Kang’s death, school authorities said only that the student suddenly felt dizzy after finishing a backward rolling break-fall move in the training session, then collapsed on the mat.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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