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Family of Baruch Student Who Died During Fraternity Retreat Plans to Sue

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The family of the Baruch College student who died during a fraternity retreat in Pennsylvania plans to sue.

The family's attorney say Michael Deng's parents are waiting for prosecutors to file criminal charges before launching a civil case.

The 19-year-old freshman died in early December during a weekend with 30 members of the Pi Delta Psi fraternity at a house in the Poconos.

Police say Deng was repeatedly beaten by other members while he was blindfolded and forced to carry a heavy sack during a hazing ritual.

They say he fell and hit his head, losing consciousness.

A Pennsylvania coroner determined that Deng sustained a fatal brain injury and ruled his death a homicide.

The fraternity has since been banned from the Baruch campus and shut down by Pi Delta Psi's national organization.

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