Bollywood actor Mallika Sherawat was reportedly tear-gassed and beaten up by three masked intruders in her Paris apartment block. This is the second such attack on a celebrity. A month prior reality TV star Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in a neighbouring flat.
Mallika Sherawat had arrived at the apartment block in the upmarket 16th arrondissement of Paris at around 9.30pm. She was accompanied by her boyfriend French businessman Cyrille Auxenfans who owns the apartments in the upmarket area where the crime took place.
The duo were sprayed with tear gas and beaten up by three masked intruders. The attackers then ran away, leaving a shocked Ms Sherawat and her friend to call the emergency services. Police have launched a criminal investigation. The detectives are working on a theory that Mallika and her beau had surprised the assailants who were apparently attempting a robbery.
Paris that was once a hub of fashion and glamour has been getting a bad name since these attacks. Thnks to the increasing spate of such incidence tourism industry is facing a slump.
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