Saturday 10 December 2016

Tear gas used on Bollywood actress during botched Paris robbery

Published 17/11/2016 | 16:51

Mallika Sherawat and her partner were attacked in Paris during a botched robbery.
Mallika Sherawat and her partner were attacked in Paris during a botched robbery.

A Bollywood actress and her partner were the targets of a robbery attempt involving tear gas in an upmarket area of the French capital, the Paris prosecutor's office says

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The incident happened to Mallika Sherawat and Cyrille Auxenfans last Friday night in Paris' 16th arrondissement, Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said. Suspected robbers set off the tear gas but fled empty-handed, she said.

Ms Thibault-Lecuivre said Ms Sherawat was not thought to have been physically harmed in the incident, but probably inhaled the tear gas fumes.

She said investigators think Mr Auxenfans was attacked, but the couple refused to see a doctor to assess possible injuries.

A criminal inquiry has been opened into the incident.

The case comes six weeks after US reality star Kim Kardashian reported being robbed at gunpoint in Paris.

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