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Reigning Mrs World Arrested After Pulling Crown Off Mrs Sri Lanka

Mrs World 2020 Caroline Jurie snatched the crown from Pushpika De Silva saying she was ineligible because she was divorced.

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Police in Sri Lanka on Thursday arrested the reigning Mrs World for pulling the crown off the head of the winner of a Mrs Sri Lanka beauty pageant and allegedly causing injuries. She was later released on bail.

Caroline Jurie, who won the Mrs World 2020 competition, was accused of hurting Pushpika De Silva, who won the Mrs Sri Lanka title at a televised pageant held in Colombo on Sunday.

Jurie had announced that de Silva is a divorcee and only married women are qualified to become Mrs Sri Lanka. She then forcibly took off the winner's crown from de Silva and placed it on the head of the first runner up, and sashed her as the winner.

 De Silva lodged a police complaint, following which the organisers returned the title to de Silva. “We took Mrs Jurie and Chula Padmendra into custody," said a police official.

Jurie and Padmendra have been accused of causing damage to property at the pageant venue, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, and wounding de Silva.

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