Woman wanted over Ctrip nursery scandal caught

The woman was caught on a train leaving Shanghai after she returned to pick up personal possessions from her rented apartment.

Wu is taken off the train by the police.

A woman sought by Shanghai police for allegedly being involved in the Ctrip nursery scandal, was caught on a train leaving Shanghai on Monday afternoon.

Dalian railway police said on Tuesday they caught the woman surnamed Wu on a train from Shanghai to Dalian, Liaoning Province.

Wu, 46, told the police that she worked as a nursing teacher in the Ctrip nursery.

It was not clear if Wu was one of the teachers who appeared in videos online that showed children being fed wasabi and a child thrown to the ground.

Four people working in the nursery, including the person in charge, have already been detained by Shanghai police for allegedly mistreating people under their guardianship.

Wu took the T132 train from Shanghai Railway Station at 2:19pm on Monday, and police on the train were quickly informed by colleagues that there was a suspect on board.

Police said they were alerted by a computer when Wu used her identity card to board the train.

With her ticket information at hand, police soon found her in one of the carriages.

A police officer talks to Wu in her carriage.

Wu allegedly left Shanghai when the scandal broke, but had returned to the city by train from Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province, on November 19. On Monday she was attempting to travel back to Qinhuangdao.

She told police that her parents are living in Qinhuangdao, and she had returned to Shanghai to pick up personal belongings left in her rented apartment.

She has been handed over by Dalian police to Nanjing police and will be soon handed over to Shanghai police, according to Dalian police. Shanghai police did not respond to a request for comment.

Wu is a native of Jiamusi city, Heilongjiang Province.


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