Mother sues over fraternity death

BBC News

The mother of a US student who died after drinking at a fraternity house is suing the group for $25m, saying her son was "hazed" and left to die.

Marie Lourdes Andre claims her 19-year-old son, George Desdunes, was bound and forced to drink alcohol at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity house.

Mr Desdunes, of Cornell University in New York state, was allegedly kidnapped as part of a ritual.

He was found unresponsive the next day and later died in hospital.

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