Chou you-huang, a 34 year old resident of south taiwan's pingtung county, told police he had requested a meeting with the 40-year old victim, chuanh shih-Chang after he found out about the online relationship.
When chuang turned up at the agreed spot outside a resturant early saturday morning, chou and two of his friends attacked him with base ball bats.
The 3 men beat him to pulp and left him there believing he had not suffered life threatening injuries according to police reports.
Chuang was discovered dead shortly afterwards. Police subsequently arrested the three allegedly involved in the assault.