A Chinese woman has to sell her daughter to pay for her husband’s medical bills after a sudden accident. People were likely floored after seeing a desperate woman holding a “begging to sell” baby sign in Beijing earlier this week, and the story behind it is a sad but alarming one. Times of India News reports this Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, that a woman named Ni Qiong was spotted on her knees recently, anxious for help in a family trial that pulls at the heartstrings.
While it is now international news, a Chinese woman wanting to sell her daughter to help her husband first began with Ni Qiong and a simple, but disturbing, sign. Qiong was allegedly questioned by authorities after she was accused of trying to trade her baby daughter for money. The family trial began after the woman’s husband was rushed to the hospital after a serious ball from a building while working.
Yet when Qiong saw the hospital bill afterwards, she knew there was no way she could pay it. Her only option, she says, was to put her baby daughter up for sale. Several photos have already leaked online of the Chinese woman holding a sign that says, “begging to sell child.” Below that on the humble placard are words that describe her predicament and try to describe why anyone would want to sell their baby. “The supervisor disappeared after my husband’s work injury. We have no money for the treatment. Trying to sell my child in order to save her father.”
According to Capital Bay News, there is no other alternative that Ni can think of, and she was thus forced to put her family on the line in order to resolve this harrowing problem. She says that not only was initial medical treatment at the hospital too expensive, but he now needs surgery — one that she simply cannot afford. The woman’s baby is only one year old. “I have no other option,” she shared to local media stations.
The press release on the “Chinese woman sell daughter husband” story notes that Ni Qiong’s husband, Zhou, fell in a sudden accident from a building that was part of a work project late last week. His site supervisor left him a little over a 7,000 RMB (which is equivalent to a little over $110), but vanished without offering him any other form of financial compensation or help. This was not enough, and the woman said she is now forced to put her child on the line to save her husband, the child’s father’s, life.
Yet Ni’s other children, daughters as well, are against it. They said to reporters, “No, please don’t sell our sister.” While it seems that the accident is what prompted the mother to take the “begging to sell” baby sign in order to help the family in this difficult trial, one news source alleges that the injured father was planning on selling his child well before his fall. At the time, Ni allegedly resisted, but now she is trying to do so and seek emergency funds.
Zhou’s bank account details are reportedly being made available in certain Beijing locales for any do-gooders who wish to help donate money for their cause. If you wish to stay updated on the most recent trending headlines and breaking news across the globe, feel free to follow Ryan’s Top News community page on Facebook. In other shocking stories this week, a man from Las Vegas has recently been hit with child abuse and sexual assault charges after allegedly filming his underage kids having sex with the family dog. Police say that he has been exploiting the children for well over a decade and are currently investigating the chilling case.