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This article was published on December 19, 2009


    Child Swapped For A Mobile Phone

    Child Swapped For A Mobile Phone
    Vidyesh
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    Vidyesh

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    You might have read many weird stories, but nothing could be this shocking and bizarre.

    A poor Chinese couple swapped their one month old infant for a mobile phone.

    According to the article, the young couple sold their infant for 2,500Yuan( $366) as they didn’t have money to raise the child, but the father was very happy with the price he got and decided to spend it on a mobile phone.

    This incident came to police attention when a child trafficker was caught selling that infant for 10,000Yuan ( $1464).

    Li, the 21 year-old father, a migrant worker, and his girlfriend Xin(19) are detained.

    “When I got 2,500 yuan for the baby, I thought I might as well buy the phone I always wanted,” Li said.

    Image Credit : Ben Heine