Taipei -A TAIWANESE teenager allegedly stabbed her uncle to death because he shut down her internet to stop her from staying online late into the night.
The 19-year-old, identified only by her surname Lin, was taken into custody Wednesday in Miaoli County in the north-west of the island after she allegedly stabbed her uncle in the stomach with a 29-centimetre knife, according to the semi-official Central News Agency.
Based on their initial investigation, the police said the teen was connecting to the internet around 2am when her uncle shut the power down. An argument ensued, and the teen pulled out the knife.
The 37-year-old uncle, whose name was not released, died of his wounds in a local hospital.
Lin’s grandmother, who also lived in the home, said the uncle had a bad temper, and would sometimes shut down the power to the house while Lin was surfing the web because he was annoyed that she stayed up so late.