Swaraj assures help to Russian youth forced to beg in TN

Swaraj assures help to Russian youth forced to beg in TN

After failing to withdraw money using his debit card, the 24-year-old tourist sat outside a temple in Kancheepuram.

EAM Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter and assured all help to Evangelin. He had arrived in India on September 8 on a tourist visa and after touring places in North India, Berngowe had reached Kancheepuram by bus from Bengaluru, police said.

A 24-year old Russian tourist Evangelin today sought alms in a temple at Kancheepuram as he was left with no money. Getting disappointed Evangelin chose to beg outside the Kumarakottam temple on the West Raja Street on Tuesday morning. Taking to Twitter, Swaraj hailed Russian Federation as a time tested friend and assured all help to him. After visiting few local temples, he went to local ATM to withdraw money.

Short of cash and utterly dissappointed, Evangelin had no option but to sit outside the temple and beg for alms using his cap. A team from the Siva Kanchi police station reached the temple and questioned the man and found out that he was a research student who had simply exhausted all his money. "My officials in Chennai will provide you all help", according to IANS.

Police gave him some money and advised him to go to Chennai and contact Russian Consulate officials to get help.

The Russian national has been identified as Evangelin.

However, this is not the first time when Sushma Swaraj has helped someone in need.

In the second case, the foreign minister of India approved the visa request for liver transplant surgery of a Pakistani national Azhar Hussain.