An Indian man sells his wife to buy a smartphone!
Yes, you read it right! The recent report from the Indian state of Odisha, formerly called Orissa, has left many shocked.
As being reported, a 17-year old husband sold his wife to a 55-year man and bought a smartphone against the money.
According to Indian media reports, police rescued a 26-year-old woman from the Baran district of Rajasthan and arrested her husband for selling his wife to a middle-aged man a month after the marriage.
The girl’s family was suspicious and lodged a complaint with the police. After interrogation, it was found that he had sold off his wife.
A team was then sent from Balangir to Rajasthan to trace the woman.
The couple arrived in Rajasthan in August this year to work in a brick kiln, where a 17-year-old man sold his wife to a 55-year-old man for 180,000 Indian rupees, as being reported.
According to the report, the husband ate food and bought a smartphone with the money he got after selling his wife. On his return to the village, when the family members asked the boy about his wife, he said that his wife had left him.
In this regard, the Indian police said that they had to make a great effort to rescue the woman as the locals were adamant that the woman had been paid so they would not allow her to be taken away from the village.
“In August, the couple went to Rajasthan via Raipur and Jhansi to work in a brick kiln. However a few days after his new job, the 17-year-old sold off his wife to a 55-year-old man from Baran district for Rs 1.8 lakh,” police said.
It seems like a smartphone is worth more than anything in India.