Baruch fraternity members to face homicide charges in hazing death of pledge

 

Chun "Michael" Deng died from severe brain injuries in a hazing ritual for a Baruch fraternity. (Photo: PIX11)

Chun “Michael” Deng died from severe brain injuries in a hazing ritual for a Baruch fraternity. (Photo: PIX11)

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Members of a Baruch College fraternity will face criminal charges in connection with a hazing death of a freshman pledge during an unsanctioned fraternity trip to the Poconos in December.

More than 30 Pi Delta Psi members will be charged with hazing and homicide in the death of 19-year-old Chun “Michael” Deng, who died from injuries sustained during a hazing “ritual.”

In the ritual, pledges are blindfolded, weighed down with backpacks full of sand, and tackled. Deng was pushed and hit his head, police said. Fraternity members waited several hours before taking Deng to the hospital, where he died from severe brain injuries.

Following Deng’s death, the college instituted a lifetime ban on the fraternity.

3 comments

  • Anonymous

    That was really inhumane not to call 911 and get this young man emergency medical care. He may have lived. Trying to “protect their lives” in their lives, these young men lost their lives. You must always do what is right even if that means you face consequences.

  • Anonymous

    My comment should have read: That was really inhumane not to call 911 and get this young man emergency medical care. He may have lived. Trying to “protect their lives” in their eyes, these young men lost their lives. You must always do what is right even if that means you face consequences. (would be nice to have an edit feature on this comment board)

  • tippietoez@yahoo.com

    For the millionth time.. this was NOT ritual! There is NO SUCH THING as a hazing ritual. There is hazing and there is ritual. They are two separate things! Hazing is abuse. Ritual is a beautiful ceremony with NO HAZING that honors the pledges and inducts them into sisterhood or brother hood. GEEZ! When will the media get a clue???!!!

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