You probably remember Kim Kardashian‘s violent incident during Paris Fashion Week–five masked criminals broke into her hotel room at Hôtel de Pourtalès, held her at gunpoint, and made off with millions of dollars worth of jewelry.
And new reports are saying that a Bollywood actress was attacked in her Paris apartment, just a small distance from Kim K’s hotel. Mallika Sherawat is a well-known Bollywood star, and was tear gassed and physically assaulted by three masked intruders.
Last week, the 40-year-old actress arrived at her apartment in the 16th arrondissement of Paris with her boyfriend, Cyrille Auxenfans. Local newspapers reported that the attackers covered their faces without scarves and “without saying a word, sprayed their victims with tear gas before punching them.”
Sherawat and Auxenfans both suffered minor injuries of this horribly violent, and apparently unwarranted, attack. Authorities are unsure of the motive, and feel that it could have been an attempted robbery, even though nothing was actually stolen.
Mallika Sherawat is also a woman’s rights advocate and has spoken out about attacks on women in India.