Mallika Sherawat tear-gassed and attacked in Paris; robbery suspected to be motive

FP Staff

Nov 17, 2016 17:26:44 IST

Mallika Sherawat has been tear-gassed and beaten up in her Paris apartment by masked intruders who reportedly intended to rob her flat.

Mallika Sherawat tear-gassed and attacked in Paris; robbery suspected to be motive

Mallika Sherawat Image credits: Reuters

Mail Online reports that the incident happened last Friday night. A male friend, whose identity is yet to be disclosed, arrived at her apartment at around 9:30pm.

The intruders were wearing scarves to hide their faces. They sprayed tear gas on Sherawat and her friend and then began beating them up. The intruders then ran away allowing the victims to recover and call the emergency services.

Hindustan Times reports that a criminal investigation has been initiated and detectives are considering the theory that points towards robbery as the motive behind the attack.

The attack on Sherawat closely follows another criminal incident in Paris last month when five robbers got away with millions of pounds of jewels from the Hollywood sensation Kim Kardashian. They robbed her on gunpoint which prompted her to leave the city at once, according to the report by Mail Online.

Sherawat has barely escaped similar incidents in the past in India. A report in Mid-Day suggests that Sherawat was at the risk of being attacked in Jaipur back in 2013 when she was shooting for the biopic of Bhanwari Devi.

The Times of India reports that the police arrested a criminal in 2011 who had planned to attack Sherawat in her Bandra flat in Mumbai.

Clearly, the Paris incident is not Sherawat’s first encounter with intruders. But this time she has been physically attacked in Paris, a city facing increasing criminal activities since the 2015 November Paris attacks.

Updated Date: Nov 17, 2016 17:26:44 IST