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B’deshi actress Pori Moni alleges rape by businessman, seeks justice from PM Hasina

B’deshi actress Pori Moni alleges rape by businessman, seeks justice from PM Hasina

Eastern Times Correspondent, Dhaka, 14 June: Bangladeshi film actress Shamsunnahar Smriti, popularly known as Pori Moni, has sought justice from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a Facebook post alleging that a businessman attempted to rape and murder her at a club here.

After making the allegations in a Facebook post without naming the suspect on Sunday, she held a media briefing later in the night and accused businessmen Nasir U Mahmood, entertainment and cultural affairs secretary of Dhaka Boat Club, of assaulting her.

The 28-year-old actress alleged that Nasir assaulted her at the club in Dhaka’s Uttara four days ago. A founding member of the Dhaka Boat Club, Nasir is involved with real estate business.

Calling Prime Minister Hasina “mother, the actress in her Facebook post also claimed that she sought help from law enforcement agencies but failed to get justice.

“Where will I seek justice? the post read. I couldn’t find it in the last four days Everyone listens to the details and never follows through. I’m a girl, I’m an actor, but before that, I’m a human being. I can’t remain silent, she said in the post in Bangla.

Police have arrested businessman Nasir U Mahmood on charges of attempted rape and murder brought by actor Pori Moni.

The Detective Branch (DB) made the arrest on Monday from the capital’s Uttara, hours after the Dhalywood star started a case with the Savar police station.

Four others have been also arrested with Nasir from a house at Uttara Residential Area, said Joint Commissioner Harun Or Rashid of the DB.

“They are now being taken to the Minto Road Detective Branch offices for questioning. They will be turned over to the Savar police after initial interrogation,” he said.

The other arrestees include businessman Omi, who has been named in the case by the actress, and three women, added the senior police official.

On Monday, Pori Moni filed the case after appearing before the media late on Sunday, when she claimed Nasir was among the people who tried to rape and murder her.

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