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Fraternity hazing death of New York student being investigated in Pa.
Fraternity hazing death of New York student being investigated in Pa.

Chen “Michael” Deng traveled with a group of as many as 30 friends to a sparsely populated area of Pennsylvania for a weekend of what was supposed to be fraternal bonding. It cost him his life, officials say. Deng, 19, a freshman at Baruch College in Manhattan, was with three other pledges of his school’s chapter of Pi Delta Psi fraternity at a rented house in Tunkhannock Township in the Poconos, some 75 miles west of New York. There the pledges were hazed, officials said. “He was blindfolded, in the dark, carrying some weight and asked to get from point to point while several of his brothers were striking, tackling, punching and pushing him,”  Pocono Mountain Regional Police Chief Harry...

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