Beijing: A Chinese woman has been detained at the commodity hub of Yiwu for kidnapping an Indian trader last week over a debt dispute, after the latter was rescued and sent back home.

The woman surnamed Wang and her boyfriend had illegally detained Muhammad Danish Qureshi at Wang's home since last Monday, state-run news agency Xinhua reported quoting local police as saying.

Police freed Qureshi, a "purchaser working for an Indian businessman named Faisal from his illegal detention" on May 23, the report said.

He was reportedly picked from a restaurant on May 19.

Qureshi was in good health, and he left the public security department after being questioned by police, the report said.

Wang, 30 has been taken into police custody for illegally detaining the Indian following a debt dispute in Yiwu, it quoted local police as saying.

The report said Faisal, who is in Mumbai owned considerable amount of money to her and had ignored her requests to pay back.

In late 2009, Faisal hired Wang and one of her classmates to purchase goods in Yiwu, the world's largest wholesale market for small consumer goods.

After Wang's attempts to contact Faisal via e-mail and phone went unanswered, she learnt that Qureshi had been sent to Yiwu by Faisal on March 9.

She went to him for help in obtaining the money owed to her by Faisal, but received no response, and following this she and her aide abducted the Indian and called her boss asking for money, it said.

(Agencies)

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