The teenager sold his kidney to buy the new iPhone – but now, according to media reports, bedridden and unable to work.
This writes The Sun.
The donor, whose name is van, earned 2 528 pounds, when he gave a kidney on the black market in China.
The man, who is now 25 years old, was sold on when he was 17 years old.
Local media reported that he wanted to buy a new smartphone, but his family was too poor to afford the gadgets. It is alleged that he found a dodgy intermediaries in the online forum QQ.
In an interview with CNTV.cncn Wang said: “At that time I wanted to buy iPad2 but I had no money. When I was online, I received a message that I can earn for a kidney money.”
It is alleged that he made a secret journey from his home in the Eastern Anhui province to the southern province of Hunan. He has not told his parents about his plans. Two of the surgeon, the assistant surgeon and the nurse performed the operation.
Van immediately acquired an iPhone 4 and iPad 2, but then was bedridden. When his mother learned what he had done, the investigation began.
We will remind, the inhabitant of the USA Josh Hilliard complained about the fire latest flagship models iPhone XS. According to the man, the incident happened when the gadget was in the pocket of his pants.