The police in Kancheepuram were shocked when they were informed that an American national was roaming about in tattered clothes near Vellgate.
Upon inquiry, police said, she said that her Indian husband had abandoned her.
The woman, who appeared to be in her thirties, was seen conversing with some auto drivers.
She also said that she used to live with her husband in Velachery of Chennai.
She claimed that her husband had left her at the spot following a domestic quarrel.
Police said they questioned the woman and later sent her to a government shelter for women on the East Coast Road in the district pending further investigation.
Police is taking up the case with the woman’s husband.>