People have done some downright crazy stuff to collect money for buying an iPhone. This new case however takes the crown for being the strangest, and it is in fact a tad difficult to believe it. A man in China allegedly sold his new-born daughter to a stranger to buy himself an iPhone and a motorbike. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing endsAlso Read - iPhone selling in LG stores? Apple is apparently in talks for a new deal
A young man from Tong an in the eastern coastal province of Fujian, is said to have sold his 18-day-old daughter to a stranger a year ago, Epoch Times reports. This man found the buyer on QQ, a Chinese social media platform, and in exchange he received 23,000 Yuan (approximately Rs 237,900). He then used the money to buy himself an iPhone and a motorbike. Also Read - Apple CEO Tim Cook claims iOS is more secure than Android
If you thought that was crazy, this man’s wife didn’t find anything wrong with the entire scenario. The under-age girl was quoted as saying, I myself was adopted, and many people in my hometown send their kids to other people to raise them. I really didn t know that it was illegal.
The police though tracked the young mother and arrested her, and soon after the young man too turned himself in. A judge has sentenced the man to a jail term of three years, while the woman has been sentenced to a jail term of two-and-a-half years.
While this is one of the worst cases we have come across, it is not surprising to see people going to extreme lengths to be able to afford an iPhone. We have heard of cases where people have offered to sell their kidneys to raise money for an iPhone. Men have also flocked to sperm banks in order to raise money to buy an iPhone.