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Chinese man caught trying to sell daughter

PTI | Updated on: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 01:15 PM IST

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Beijing: A financially-distraught man in China has been caught while trying to sell his six-year-old daughter for USD 8,500 to raise money for his business.

The man has since been arrested, and the case is currently under investigation, state-run People’s Daily Online reported.

The man’s daughter was born in 2010. However, after her birth, the man and his then-girlfriend ended their relationship due to financial pressure and familial problems.

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He then moved with his daughter to Yibin in southwestern Sichuan province, where his sister took charge of raising the girl.

Dissatisfied with his employment options, the man planned to open a shop, but did not have sufficient start-up capital.

In order to raise the money, he decided to see what kind of a price his own daughter would fetch, the report said.

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On the Internet, he contacted a childless man surnamed Wu who lived in eastern Jiangsu province.

The two agreed to a price of 50,000 yuan (USD 8,500).

Fortunately, while the man and his daughter were en route to Jiangsu, his sister discovered the plan and reported her brother to the police.

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The little girl is now in the custody of her aunt.

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Published on: Thursday, August 18, 2016, 05:47 PM IST