Two Chinese men try to sell their kidneys to buy Apple's iPhone 6S

In a bizarre incident, two men in China's eastern Jiangsu Province apparently tried to sell their kidney for Apple's latest offering, the iPhone 6s.

One of the men identified as Wu, wanted an iPhone 6s but could not afford it. His friend Huang suggested they sell a kidney each for money.

The two found an illegal agent on the internet who asked them to take medical examinations at a hospital in Nanjing, state-run China Daily reported.

However, when they arrived at a hospital, the agent did not turn up as promised.

They later reconsidered selling the organs. Wu told his friend, Huang, to stop the plan but Huang did not listen.

Wu then called the police, but Huang ran away and has been out of reach ever since.

This isn't the first instance of anyone selling their own body parts to acquire the latest Apple product in China. Back in April 2012, Chinese authorities had indicted five people in central China for involvement in illegal organ trading after a teenager sold one of his kidneys to earn money to buy an iPhone and an iPad.

In August 2012, a teenager in China sold his kidney for 22,000 yuan to buy an iPhone and an iPad in April this year

With inputs from PTI


Published Date: Sep 16, 2015 13:11 PM | Updated Date: Sep 16, 2015 13:11 PM