London, May 27 (ANI): A Chinese man has been revealed to have chained his eight-year-old son to a lamppost and tried to auction him off to strangers.
Yong Tsui offered the terrified child as a slave because he wanted him off his hands.
He put up a table with a sign on it, giving the youngster's name and age and boasting of his capacity for hard work.
But when bidders began to ask how much the boy ate, angry bystanders attacked the father.
Police now have the lad in care in Wuhan, central China.
Yong told them the boy's mother died three years ago and he could not afford to raise him.
"He has no job, no home and no money. He says he wasn't interested in money, just finding a home for the boy," the Sun quoted an officer as saying.
Yong also said he was influenced by the story of a two-year-old Chinese boy who is in care after his parents chained him up while they worked to stop him being abducted. (ANI)