Tear gassed and beaten up in Paris
Mallika Sherawat was reportedly tear-gassed and later beaten up in her apartment block in Paris on Friday. According to reports, Sherawat and her boyfriend Cyrille Auxenfans were attacked by intruders who ‘wore scarves on their faces and without saying a word, sprayed their victims with tear gas before punching them.’
Prosecutors have said that the couple most likely inhaled fumes from the tear gas. Officials say Auxenfans was most likely harmed by the suspects but that the couple has refused to see a doctor to assess some possible injuries. They said Sherawat was not thought to have been physically harmed in the attack.
What the police have to say?
The police have revealed about the incident, which happened on the night of November 11 — just a month after the reality TV star Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint here.
According to Le Parisien newspaper, the criminals were wearing scarves across their faces and “without saying a word, sprayed their victims with the tear gas before punching them”. They then fled, leaving a shocked Mallika and her friend to call the emergency services.
The reports have stated that the police have launched a criminal investigation, and detectives believe that this may have been a robbery attempt. “We cannot understand why the attackers fled without taking anything,” a source said.
Sherawat has barely escaped similar incidents in the past in India. A report has said that Sherawat was at the risk of being attacked in Jaipur in 2013 when she was shooting for the biopic of Bhanwari Devi. The Myth actor is pursuing her career in the West.
Though no reaction came from Mallika on this attack, but she shared with fans a video from Geneva, where she was travelling on November 12. “In #Geneva #Switzerland for the weekend, wanted to share with you one of my favorite places:) #lifestyle #weekendvibes #lareserve,” she wrote along with her post.
— Mallika Sherawat (@mallikasherawat) November 12, 2016