Police in Sri Lanka have arrested the reigning Mrs. World for pulling the crown off the top of the winner of a Mrs. Sri Lanka magnificence pageant and allegedly inflicting accidents
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Police in Sri Lanka on Thursday arrested the reigning Mrs. World for pulling the crown off the top of the winner of a Mrs. Sri Lanka magnificence pageant and allegedly inflicting accidents. She was later launched on bail.
Caroline Jurie, who received the Mrs. World 2020 competitors, was accused of wounding Pushpika De Silva, who received the Mrs. Sri Lanka title at a televised pageant held in Colombo on Sunday.
Moments after De Silva received the title, Jurie, who can also be Sri Lankan, got here on stage and snatched the crown from her, saying she was ineligible as a result of she was divorced. Jurie then gave the crown to the first-runner up, declaring she was the winner.
“Being aside is one. Divorce is one thing else. I’m nonetheless an un divorced girl,” she wrote.
Police spokesman Ajith Rohana stated police acquired a grievance from De Silva that she suffered accidents when her crown was eliminated.
Rohana stated Jurie and a mannequin, Chula Padmendra, had been arrested Thursday on prices of “easy harm and felony power” and had been later launched on bail. The 2 girls have been ordered to seem in court docket on April 19.
Jurie declined to remark as she left the police station.
The incident at Sunday’s pageant, which was attended by the prime minister’s spouse, created an enormous uproar within the Indian Ocean island nation. On Monday, organizers of the pageant stated they might return the crown to De Silva.
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