Incredible moment kidnapped boy is reunitedwith his father – 24 YEARS after he was snatched in a market as a four-year-oldand sold to childless couple
A Chinese man who was abducted from his father’s vegetable stall 24 years agohas finally been reunited with his father.
Sun Bin was just four years old when he wastaken from the market in the city of Chengdu in south-eastern China’sSichuan province.
The 28-year-old was then sold to hisadoptive parents, a childless couple in the city of Xuzhou, almost 1,000 milesaway, for ￡250.
‘The fact that they had paid the men who stole me from my real parents alwaysmeant there was a distance between us,’ Sun Bin says.
‘I admit I grew to love them for theirkindness as years went by, but I knew that I had to try and find my realparents.
‘When I was old enough to start to look for my real parents on my own, I didn’ttell them at first because I didn’t want to upset them.’
Sun Bin started looking for his biologicalparents in 2010, and as part of the search he supplied a DNA sample toa to a government backed database – and found a match.
His father Ku, 45, and mother Lo, had spentfour years travelling around China in the hope of finding their son, but gaveup in 1995.
‘I still have this photo that was taken of him four days before he vanished,’Ku said at the reunion.
‘I had been working selling vegetables in afood market in Chengdu and had taken him with me. I was dealing with a customerand when I looked round he had gone.
‘All I had left of him was this photo takenduring the mid-autumn festival, when he was four years and 15-days-old.’
‘My wife and I travelled everywhere, andshe became sick with worry over the years. She used to suffer from blackoutsand I believe it was part of the reason that she eventually died before hertime.’
Ku and Lo finally stopped looking for SunBin in 1995 when they had another child, a daughter, but Lo never got overlosing him and she died in 2011, of a ‘broken heart’.