A Sri Lankan beauty queen who triggered a pageant brawl over the crown has been arrested over the on-stage altercation, police mentioned Thursday.
Reigning “Mrs. World” Caroline Jurie was arrested on costs of “easy harm and legal trigger” in connection to the chaos Sunday night time at a pageant in Colombo, the BBC reported.
Jurie, who’s from Sri Lanka, began the ruckus when she jumped on stage as they topped the brand new “Mrs. Sri Lanka” winner Pushpika De Silva, the outlet reported.
She snatched the crown off De Silva’s head, claiming she was truly divorced and thus disqualified from holding the title.
“There’s a rule that stops girls who’ve already been married and are divorced, so I’m taking steps to make the crown go to second place,” Jurie instructed the group.
Jurie put the crown as a substitute on the runner-up, prompting tears and a fracas on stage.
De Silva needed to be hospitalized to be handled for head accidents after the debacle, the BBC reported.
She later instructed reporters she would pursue authorized motion for the “unreasonable and insulting” means she was handled, the BBC reported.
Police confirmed Thursday they arrested Jurie and one other competitor in connection to the brawl.
“Police arrested Caroline Jurie and mannequin Chula Padmendra over Sunday’s incident on costs of straightforward harm and legal trigger,” police spokesman Ajith Rohana instructed the BBC.
Pageant organizers have re-crowned De Silva and apologized for the incident.
“We’re dissatisfied. It was a shame how Caroline Jurie behaved on the stage and the Mrs. World group has already begun an investigation on the matter,” the occasion organizers instructed the outlet.