Reigning Mrs World Caroline Jurie was arrested on Thursday after snatching the crown from Pushpika De Silva at the Mrs Sri Lanka World pageant, said police. 

Jurie and model Chula Padmendra were held on charges of simple hurt and criminal cause, said Police spokesman Ajith Rohana, as reported by E! News. They were granted bailed. They are expected to appear in Colombo Magistrates Court April 19.

The arrests follow the announcement of De Silva as the winner of the Mrs Sri Lanka World pageant on Sunday. Right after she was crowned, Jurie, who received the same title last year, interrupted the ceremony to raise an objection. "As for the Mrs World Inc, there's a rule that you'll have to be married and not divorced," she said, according to a video of the broadcast. 

"So, I'm taking my first steps saying that the crown goes to the first runner-up," she added. Jurie then removed the crown from De Silva's head and placed it on the runner-up's. Padmendra reportedly supported Jurie. De Silva informed her fans on Facebook post on Monday that she is separated from her husband, but not divorced. She also mentioned that she suffered head injuries after the incident.

In a separate incident, Najeebat Sule, a former beauty pageant finalist, was shot dead outside her parents' Philadelphia home last month, reported People. The 24-year-old had just parked her car near her parents' residence after returning from a friend's home. Her father, Adewale Sule, stepped outside after hearing sound of gunshots. 

"I saw the guy shooting my daughter. He shot the last round and I pursued him. … He ran back to his car," said the father. After the suspect left, Adewale called 911. The police later told him his daughter was dead. "I don't know what to do, where to start now," her father said.

Najeebat, the second runner-up in the 2019 Miss Nigeria International contest, "carried herself with great dignity and grace and her strength of character and approachability made her such a joy to work with," pageant officials shared on their Facebook post.

"A bright shining light has been extinguished and life will never be the same," read the tribute for Najeebat, who'd recently received her master's degree in public health at West Chester University. The motive behind the March 12 shooting of Najeebat is still not known and no suspects have been identified. 

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