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Swaraj assures aid for Russian youth forced to beg outside TN

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today assured a Russian youth of help after he was forced to seek alms outside a temple in Kancheepuram as his ATM PIN got locked.

"Evangelin - Your country is our time tested friend. My officials in will provide you all help," Swaraj said on Twitter.

The 24-year-old, who is touring Tamil Nadu, had to resort to seeking alms after he failed to draw money using his ATM card as the PIN got locked, the police said.

Evangelin arrived at the Kumarakottam Sri Subramanya Swami temple and sat at the entrance with his backpack and sought alms using his cap.

Though the devotees spared money for him, they were surprised at the sight of a foreigner seeking alms and alerted the police.

The police said they gave him some money and advised him to go to and contact Russian Consulate officials for help.

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First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 23:07 IST