A Chinese father tried to sell his infant son for money to buy a car for his wife.
The man told police he wanted to divorce his wife, and she demanded he buy her a car before she agreed to the divorce.
The father was caught on camera holding his five-month-old baby in freezing weather on the street in eastern China as he waited for a potential buyer, reported Daily Mail.
Police have detained the man who agreed to sell his child for 80,000 yuan ($15,400 au) to a stranger he had met on the internet.
The suspect, surnamed Zhang, was seen waiting at the intersection of Jinyi Road and Linyi San Road on the morning of January 12, a video posted by iqilu.com shows.
Zhang was nervous. He looked around for the buyer for more than 10 minutes.
The infant was not wearing enough clothes and started to cry in cold weather.
Police officers on patrol spotted the man and found him suspicious.
Worrying that the man would harm the infant, they brought the man to the police station.
After interrogation, Zhang confessed that he had put his son up for sale online.
A buyer had agreed to pay 80,000 yuan ($15,400 au) for the boy, and said he would meet the father at the intersection on that day.
Zhang told police that he had wanted to divorce his wife. His wife agreed to the divorce but demanded for a car, so the man planned to sell their baby in order to afford a car.
The man explained that he also hoped to find the child a good home before getting divorced. He said: ‘It is difficult to break up when you have a child.’
Zhang had been detained for human trafficking. Police are investigating into the case further.
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