July 3, 2022, 8:38 pm

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2021-06-15 04:05:51 BdST

Attempt to rape, murder Pori Moni: Nasir Uddin, 4 others held

Police have arrested five people, including prime accused businessman Nasir Uddin Mahmud, in a case filed for attempting to rape and murder popular film actress and model Shamsunnahar Smrity, popularly known as Pori Moni.

They were arrested from Uttara area of the capital on Monday, police said.

The detectives also detained three young women, members of a DJ group, along with contraband yaba tablets, foreign liquors and beer from Uttara area. 

The detainees are being taken to DB office at Mintoo road in the capital.

"A fresh case under Narcotics Control Act will be filed after further investigation," Mashiur Rahman, deputy commissioner of DB Gulshan division, told media.

Earlier, the actress filed a case with Savar police station accusing six people on Monday morning.

The actress alleged in a press conference on Sunday night that Nasir U Mahmud, former president of Uttara Club Limited and a businessperson named Omie wanted to rape and murder her.

On June 08, Pori Moni along with Omie and make-up artist Jimmy visited a club where Omie introduced them to some of his acquaintances, who were drinking alcohol.

"Last Wednesday, at midnight, Omie took me to a club at Birulia. I met Nasir U Mahmud that day and he introduced himself as the president of Dhaka Boat Club," she said.

According to her, one of them forced a glass to her face and started touching her inappropriately. When she resisted, they went on to hit both Jimmy and Pori Moni, the actress said.

"They physically assaulted me and tried to kill me. Omie was also involved in the whole setup."

Earlier in a facebook post, she appealed to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to ensure investigation into the incident and punishment to the perpetrator.

Addressed to the Prime Minister, the appeal reads “I am Pori Moni, an abiding citizen of the country and also a film actress. I have fallen victim to physical torture. I have escaped a rape and assassination plot. I pray for justice.”

Pori Moni said she went from door to door seeking justice but in vain.

“I did not get anybody to take the matter seriously. Everybody listened to the incident and just kept mum. If I refrain from seeking punishment to the offender, I will follow example of many other women who just tolerated injustice silently and blamed their fate.”

According to facebook status, the actress lost her mother at childhood and she feels necessity of mother in this critical juncture.

“I lost my mother when I was two and half years old. I could not felt her absence that much. But I really need her at this moment.”

Addressing Prime Minister as “Mother”, Pori Moni requested her to extend help to save life.

“I need you, mother (Prime Minister). I want to live. Please save my life,” she said.

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