Bollywood actor Mallika Sherawat was reportedly tear-gassed and beaten up by three masked intruders in her Paris apartment block.
According to a report that first appeared in Le Parisien, Sherawat, who has been making inroads into international films, was attacked by three masked intruders who, ‘without saying a word, sprayed their victims with tear gas before punching them’.
She arrived at the apartment block on Friday, November 11 with her partner Cyrille Auxenfans. They immediately called the emergency services once the attackers fled. Suspected robbers attacked the couple in the building where Auxenfans lives in Paris’ 16th arrondissement but fled empty-handed, according to spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre.
However, investigators said they were mystified that although the attackers had tried to take Sherawat’s handbag, they had fled empty-handed. “We cannot understand why the attackers fled without taking anything,” a source in the investigation told AFP.
The attack comes barely a month after reality star Kim Kardashian faced a similar mugging in October.
The report goes on to say: “The attackers then ran away, leaving a shocked Ms Sherawat and her friend to call the emergency services. A criminal investigation has been launched, with detectives working on the theory that the assailants were attempting a robbery.”
(With inputs from AFP and AP)
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