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Young Chinese Girl Abducted in Western China, Mother Claims

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(Photo : John Moore/Getty Images) A young girl has been abducted on the streets in Sichuan Province.

A young Chinese girl has been abducted in western China, according to her mother.

The three-year-old girl from Chongqing had traveled with her mother named Yang Qian for a visit to her grandmother in Nanchong, Sichuan province, the West China City Daily reported. They were out for a morning walk in the neighborhood when the abduction occurred, Yang told the police.

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According to Yang, she was taking her daughter for a walk on a nearby street when a woman in a vehicle approached them to ask for directions. Failing to understand the woman's dialect, Yang told her to look for another person to ask.

Yang explained that while they were conversing, the woman touched her daughter. "Why did she touch me just now?" Yang quoted her child. After this, Yang said she remembered being hit on the head, consequently she lost her consciousness.

Yang said she woke up a few hours later and had to locate her purse and mobile phone before she could inform the police of the incident. She said the woman appeared to be in her 40s and was riding a white van without a licensed plate.

The police are currently investigating the matter.

Abductions

Kidnappings, such as Yang's, could be stopped when quick intervention - or an error from the culprit's end - is made, as seen in a foiled abduction attempt reported last month.

The suspected kidnapper, a 25-year-old man, was caught by security guards after he attempted to kidnap the seven-year-old daughter of a businessman from Lanzhou in Gansu province.

He followed the girl as the latter went out of school to have lunch at home. Once there, the man abducted the girl and put her inside his backpack. However, before leaving the residential building where he abducted the child, he texted the girl's father and demanded a ransom of 100,000 yuan (about $15,388).

The girl's family immediately informed the building's management of the incident. The management then quickly dispatched security guards to block all exits.

The guards found the man hiding in a maintenance room. They also found the girl unconscious inside the backpack.

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