Police revealed the news of the attack on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. The alleged assault occurred in the 16th arrondissement of Paris when she and her male friend arrived at her apartment at 9:40 p.m. TMZ reports that the three men attacked the pair with tear gas and then repeatedly punched them. After the fact, their assailants fled the scene.
The Telegraph reports that a criminal investigation has been launched with the help of detectives. Sherawat is a feminist who has fought for women’s rights in India by speaking out against attacks on women, including honor killings and gang rapes.