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Gauhar Khan Assaulted: Indian Actress Accused of Too-Short Skirt

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In this 2005 file photo, Indian model Gauhar Khan displays new hand-crafted diamond jewellery. (Punit Paranjpe/Reuters/Landov)

By    |   Monday, 01 Dec 2014 06:25 PM

Indian actress and model Gauhar Khan, the host of the musical reality show "India's Raw Star," was assaulted and slapped by a 24-year-old male audience member for wearing a short skirt.

The suspect, 24-year-old Mohammed Akil Malik, told local police he was offended by the length of Khan's clothing, The Hindustan Times reported.

Citing an unidentified police officer, the Times said Khan protested after being teased by Malik. They argued and the situation escalated.

The incident occurred Sunday night during the taping of the show's finale.

"Malik told the actress that he was against her wearing short clothes before slapping her," an officer told DNA India. "He touched her inappropriately as well. Following this, guards deployed at the show intervened and stopped him. He was immediately handed over to the police. We took him in custody and have sent him for medical examination. He will be arrested soon."

Video footage taken shortly after the attack shows Khan crying while being consoled.

While the investigation was ongoing, police told DNA India that Malik could likely face assault charges under the Indian Penal Code.

Khan, is well-known for winning "Big Boss 7" in 2013, India's version of "Big Brother." She was also first runner-up of "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa," a dancing reality show. In addition to appearing in several movies and television shows, Khan is one of the stars in the Bollywood musical "Zangoora."

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Indian actress and model Gauhar Khan, the host of the musical reality show "India's Raw Star," was assaulted and slapped by a 24-year-old male audience member for wearing a short skirt.
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