Selling a body part to buy the favorite gadget? Yes, you've heard it right. A teenager in China's Anhui province has sold his right kidney to buy an iPad 2. What a craze!
17-year-old Xiao Zheng wanted a new iPad 2, but the price was beyond his limit. He found an agent ready to buy his kidney and traveled to Hunan province in central China to undergo surgery in a local hospital, said an IANS report.
Zheng sold his kidney for 22,000 yen ($3,900) and bought a new iPad 2 and iPhone and then returned home, according to a report on the Dongfang TV channel Thursday.
Xiao Zheng returned home with a computer and a new Apple phone. We do not have the money for such expensive gadgets. At first, he did not want to tell me where he got that much money from. Later he confessed he had sold his right kidney to buy these things, Dongfang TV quoted Zheng's mother as saying.
After knowing everything, she went to the hospital with Zheng, but she couldn't find anything there since the operating theater had been rented out for commercial use to a businessman from Fujian province. The agents have not been reached till yet.
Zheng's mother, who didn't have any clue about his plans, said she hopes to hunt down the criminals who disabled her son.