GUANGZHOU, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- In another high-profile case involving telecommunications fraud, a college student committed suicide after her money was swindled by scammers.
The female student had reportedly gone missing on Sunday, and her father, surnamed Zhang, alerted police two days later, according to police in Jieyang City, Guangdong Province.
Local police found a woman's body on a beach on Monday, which was later confirmed to be Zhang's daughter.
The victim's family claims that the student's money for tuition fees and living expenses, totaling 9,800 yuan (1,467 U.S. dollars), had been lost to telecom scammers. The student committed suicide after being cheated, according to her family.
Police have launched an investigation into the case.
The news came days after six suspects were arrested in connection with a telecom fraud case in east China's Shandong Province, which is believed to have led to the death of Xu Yuyu, an 18-year-old high school graduate in Linyi City.
Xu was reported to have lost 9,900 yuan meant for university tuition fees to telecom fraudsters and, according to reports, died of cardiac arrest on Aug. 19.