Toddler starved to death while her parents play online games games involving raising virtual child.
South Korea has been shocked by the death of a three month old baby after Internet addicted parents neglect baby while spending hours in the Internet cafe.
The incident that occurred in South Korea, shocked authorities as the truth started to emerge. The three month old baby was abandoned and unfed while the mother and farther were preoccupied with a popular online game that involved raising a virtual child.
South Korean Authorities have announced that they arrested a 41-year-old man and 25-year-old woman.
It has been reported that the pair had met through a chat site and left the three year old helpless infant on her own while they went to Internet cafes to play online games. The pair had only went home to occasionally feed the baby powdered milk.
The father of the baby said to the asiaone website “I am sorry for what I did and hope that my daughter does not suffer any more in heaven,”
According to the Yonhap news agency, the South Korean authorities said the pair had become obsessed with the popular role-playing game Prius Online which involved raising a virtual girl called Anima.
The Internet addicted parents had spent hours and hours on the internet leaving their premature baby unattended at their family home. The tragic death of the baby occurred after the pair had arrived from a 12 hour long Internet session.
The authorities had grown suspicious when they saw how malnutrition the baby’s body was and ordered an autopsy.