Bollywood actress Nikita Rawal was recently robbed of Rs. 7 lakhs on gunpoint. She gave an account of the incident and claimed that she dreaded being killed or raped. Speaking to a leading Bollywood daily Pinkvilla, the actress retold the incident that she had to go through and labelled it the most ‘traumatic’ incident of her life.
For the unversed, Nikita’s acting career has spanned over a decade. She has acted in both Bollywood and South Indian films. Her claim to fame was Anil Kapoor and Shefali Shah starrer Black & White.
The people from Bollywood industry may appear to life quite different than an average Indian. But traumatic incidents like being a victim of a crime are reminders that their lives are similar to every other Indian at the very basic level.
Although these celebrities are surrounded by a slew of security personnel and bodyguards, they are sometimes the victims of devastating crimes. From Bachchan family bungalow being robbed, to yesteryear actress Hema Malini’s warehouse under theft, time and time again celebrities have found themselves helpless.
The Facts of the Matter
Bollywood actress Nikita Rawal has been making quite a buzz after claiming that she was robbed of Rs. 7 lakhs when she was on gunpoint. The actress further shared that she faced threat to her life and was even dreading getting raped.
Speaking to leading Bollywood daily Pinkvilla, Rawal narrated how she was taken hostage in Shastri Nagar, New Delhi. The alleged accused were wearing mask and came outside her aunt’s residence where she too was staying.
Masked Men Pointed Gun at Rawal
The incident happened at around 10 PM when she was walking to her aunt’s place. According to Rawal, the accused came in an Innova and stopped her. Soon, four men wearing masks came out of the car and pointed a gun at her. The accused men then told her to hand over to them whatever she was carrying with her.
Robbers Fled with Watch, Diamond Pendant, Cash, Ring
The actress – under the threat of the gun – gave away her watch, diamond pendant, and rings. She also gave the accused some cash that she had received as an advance payment from an event. The total value robbed amounted to Rs. 7 lakhs, the actress claimed.
“Dreaded Getting Raped, Locked Myself in Wardrobe”
The actress further added how at the moment she feared that she can be killed and was further dreading if they don’t end up raping her even after taking away all her belongings. “I can’t express in words what I went through in those 10 minutes. I just rushed back to my place and locked the house. I flew back to Mumbai the very next morning as I was not feeling very safe,” she said, as quoted in a Pinkvilla report.
The actress added how she was disturbed due to the whole ordeal and hasn’t been able to do daily activities like eating or sleeping. The actress also added that she ended up locking herself in a wardrobe at her aunt’s home as she was home alone and her aunt was also not present.
Arpita Khan Was Robbed of Rs. 3.25 Lakhs
Celebrities being robbed or attacked may sound an isolated event, but are more common than one would imagine. Earlier in 2016, Salman Khan’s sister Arpita too was robbed off Rs. 3.25 lakhs. The sister of the actor-philanthropist was travelling abroad with her husband when her apartment at Pacific Heights was robbed.
Mallika Sherawat Assaulted, Sprayed with Teargas
Similarly, in 2016, Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat was assaulted and sprayed with teargas by a group of attackers wearing mask. The actress was attacked in Paris. However, strangely enough, the attackers – who tried stealing Sherawat’s handbag, made a run and fled without taking anything.