Actress Pori Moni has accused a Bangladeshi businessman of rape and murder attempt. A Bangladeshi businessman was detained on Monday after a police complaint made by popular film actress Shamsunnahar Smriti saying that he attempted to rape and kill her at a bar here.
Earlier this week, the 28-year-old actress, known as Pori Moni, appealed to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for justice in a Facebook post and held a press conference on Sunday night, accusing businessman Nasir U Mahmood, a real estate developer and entertainment and cultural affairs secretary of Dhaka Boat Club, of assaulting her.
She filed a police complaint against the businessman, the principal accused, and four others on Monday, stating that Nasir attacked her four days earlier at a bar in Uttara, Dhaka.
Police conducted a raid in response to the report and detained the businessman and four others. Two of the arrestees are FIR-listed defendants in the actress’s case. While three others are their acquaintances, according to The Daily Star newspaper.
Harun or Rashid, joint commissioner (North) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Detective Branch, informed the newspaper. That a charge under the Narcotics Control Act would also be file against the five. During the search, they seized narcotics and alcohol.
Harun said that the defendants used to host parties at several clubs, often exploiting young ladies.
The officer said that they got verbal allegations against the accused from numerous other individuals. Detectives would pursue legal action if any formal complaints are lodge, he said.
Previously, the actress stated in a Facebook post that she sought assistance from law enforcement organizations but was unable to get justice.
“How will I seek redress? the article read. I haven’t been able to locate it in the previous four days. Everybody pays attention to the details but never acts on them. I am a woman and an actress, but first and foremost, I am a human being. I am unable to keep quiet, she said in a Bangla-language post.
Pori Moni shot to stardom after breaking into the film business in 2015. She has starred as the female lead in over a dozen Bangladeshi films.
Forbes magazine named her one of Asia’s 100 Digital Stars last year.