Bollywood star and model Mallika Sherawat was attacked and robbed by masked intruders inside a Paris apartment, according to multiple reports.
According to the Evening Standard, the 40-year-old actress was returning to her residential building in the 16th arrondissement with her French boyfriend Cyrille Auxenfans around 9:30 p.m. on Friday when the attack occurred.
Le Parisien reports the attackers wore scarves concealing their faces and “without saying a word, sprayed their victims with tear gas before punching them”
The criminals then fled the scene, and the stunned pair called emergency services, the Evening Standard reports.
Police have launched an investigation, with detectives suspecting the attack was an attempted robbery, according to The Daily Telegraph.
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The incident occurs over a month after Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint at the No Address Hotel during Paris Fashion Week. Masked gunman tied up and locked the reality star in her bathroom while stealing two mobile phones and more than $10 million worth of jewelry. The criminals have not been caught.
Kardashian West has been staying off the radar since the attack by hunkering down at her Los Angeles home and heavily scaling back on her social media presence.