Police in Sri Lanka on Thursday arrested the reigning Mrs. World for pulling the crown off the pinnacle 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 injuring 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 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.
In an announcement on her Facebook web page, De Silva denied being divorced.
“Being apart is one. Divorce is something else. I’m still an un divorced woman,” she wrote.
Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said police received a complaint from De Silva that she suffered injuries when her crown was removed.
Rohana said Jurie and a model, Chula Padmendra, were arrested Thursday on charges of “simple hurt and criminal force” and were later released on bail. The two women have been ordered to appear in court on April 19.
Jurie declined to comment as she left the police station.
The incident at Sunday’s pageant, which was attended by the prime minister’s wife, created a huge uproar in the Indian Ocean island nation. On Monday, organizers of the pageant said they would return the crown to De Silva.