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American woman found loitering sent back home

Press Trust of India  |  Kancheepuram (TN) 

The American woman who was found here in semi-tattered clothes claiming she had been abandoned by her Indian husband has been sent back home with the assistance of the in Chennai, police said Sunday.

"After she was taken to a government shelter, the US consulate was alerted which arranged the woman's travel back home," a senior said.

She was later taken to the airport and sent to the US by a flight, the said without giving any detail.

The woman, who appeared to be disoriented, was found at Vellagate here days ago.

The American was seen conversing with some auto drivers before she was spotted by a police patrol team.

She reportedly told them that her spouse was an Indian national and they resided at Velachery in

The woman had claimed that her husband had left her here following a domestic quarrel and sped away in their car.

When contacted by PTI, the woman's husband had Saturday declined to answer any query.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 16:00 IST