In a shocking incident, popular Bollywood actress Nikita Rawal was held at gunpoint by men in masks on Tuesday at her aunt’s residence in Shastri Nagar, Delhi and robbed of Rs 7 lakh. A police complaint has been filed and investigations are currently underway. Addressing the harrowing events to Pinkvilla, Nikita said, “I still can’t get out of this trauma and can’t believe that I’m alive. I would have died if I didn’t fight it. I literally locked myself in the wardrobe to save myself ..I was home alone. My aunt was also not there. It’s the most traumatic incident of my life.”

Nikita, who took her first flight back to her home in Mumbai after the incident, spoke to Hindustan Times: “It was around 10 at night when the incident took place. I was walking to my aunt’s house when an Innova came on a high speed and stopped my vehicle, and then four masked men came out of the car. They showed me a gun and asked me to give them everything that I was carrying with me. Even talking about the incident is troubling me right now.”

Having made her Bollywood debut in Mr Hot Mr Cool (2007), Nikita Rawal also stated, “At the time, I was thinking that they will kill me, and dreading ke kahin mera rape na karde (I dreaded that they would rape me), despite taking away all my 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 further added, “I didn’t even wait to file a formal complaint. I got in touch with a lawyer to lodge a complaint after reaching Mumbai. Police officials are saying ke I have to be there to file a FIR, and mere behalf pe koi nahi kar sakta. I am planning to go there soon.” Among the valuables stolen from Nikita include her rings, watch, earrings, a diamond pendant, cash and an advance amount from her event, with the total coming to around Rs 7 lakhs.