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Swaraj assures help to Russian tourist begging in Kancheepuram temple

By Chennabasaveshwar
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    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has assured help to a Russian tourist who was found begging in Kancheepuram temple in Tamil Nadu.

    A 24-year old Russian tourist Evangelin today sought alms in a temple at Kancheepuram as he was left with no money. He could not draw money using his ATM card since the PIN number got locked. PTI photo

    Swaraj tweeted, "Evangelin - Your country Russia is our time-tested friend. My officials in Chennai will provide you all help."

    A 24-year-old Russian, left with no money, started begging after he could not withdraw money using his bank ATM card as the PIN got locked.

    The tourist who has been identified only by his first name Evangelin, came to Kumarakottam Sri Subramanya Swami temple and sat at the gate with his backpack and sought alms using his cap.

    Police arranged money for the Russian and asked him to contact consulate officials in Chennai for help.

    (With agency inputs)

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