Bollywood actress tear gassed during botched Paris robbery

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Mallika Sherawat

Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat and partner Cyrille Auxenfans were the targets of a botched robbery attempt involving tear gas in the French capital.

Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre from the Paris prosecutor’s office said the incident happened last Friday night in Paris’ 16th arrondissement, when suspected robbers set off the tear gas but fled empty-handed. It’s unclear why they fled.

She said Mallika was not thought to have been physically harmed in the incident, but probably inhaled the tear gas fumes.

She added that investigators think Cyrille 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 Kim Kardashian reported being robbed at gunpoint in Paris.

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