Internet Game Addict Leaves 28-Month-Old Son to Die

In this picture taken on Friday from CCTV camera in an elevator in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province, a man looks himself in a mirror and tidies his hair, carrying a bag in which he is suspected to put his sons dead body. /Courtesy of Daegu Dongbu Police Station In this picture taken on Friday from CCTV camera in an elevator in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province, a man looks himself in a mirror and tidies his hair, carrying a bag in which he is suspected to put his son's dead body. /Courtesy of Daegu Dongbu Police Station

A man in his early 20s in North Gyeongsang Province has been arrested for his suspected involvement in the death of his 28-month-old son.

Police say the man, identified only by his family name Cheong, came home in March to discover his neglected son's dead body. They claim he hid the body on the veranda of his apartment complex for more than three weeks before disposing of it over the weekend in a trash bag.

Cheong reportedly separated from his wife in February and has barely returned home since then, spending most of his time at Internet cafes.

The exact cause of the toddler's death is currently under investigation, but authorities plan to file murder charges against the father.

Arirang News / Apr. 15, 2014 10:58 KST