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Nasir U Mahmood, 4 others detained over case filed by Pori Moni

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Published: 15:44, 14 June 2021   Update: 18:36, 14 June 2021
Nasir U Mahmood, 4 others detained over case filed by Pori Moni

Nasir U Mahmood. Photo: Collected

Law enforces on Monday detained businessman Nasir U Mahmood and four others in connection with a case filed by film actress Shamsunnahar Smrity, popularly known as Pori Moni, on charge of their attempt to rape and kill her.

Nasir U Mahmood is managing director of Kunjo Developers Ltd and former president of Uttara Club.

Iftekhairul Islam, assistant deputy commission (media and public relations wing) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, confirmed the matter to the Business Insider Bangladesh.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of law enforces carried out a raid at a house in Uttara Sector-1 and detained the five accused including three women this noon, he said.

The law enforcers also recovered foreign liquor from the house during the raid, the police officer said.

Earlier in the day, Pori Moni filed the attempt to rape and murder case with the Savar Police Station, Sub-Inspector Sadruzzaman, duty officer of the police station, told the media.

The Dhallywood star made a plea seeking justice from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina through a status on her verified Facebook page on Sunday evening, claiming she was assaulted and became a victim of attempted rape and murder.

The popular actress addressed the post to prime minister, stating that she is asking for justice as a loyal citizen of the country.

“I have been physically assaulted and became a victim of attempted rape and murder. I want justice. I have asked for help from so many people, however, they just listened and commented that they’ll ‘look into it’ while the truth is that no one has helped me yet,” Pori Moni stated through that post.

In her post, she has mentioned that she tried to contact the police station and even IGP Benazir Ahmed, but yet to receive any formal help regarding her complaints.

“I haven’t found justice in the last three or four days. Where can I find justice? I am a woman and actress but firstly, I am a human being. I cannot remain quiet regarding what happened with me,” she added.

In her post, she then addressed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as her ‘mother’ writing, “I was about two and a half years old when my mother died. Today I need a mother more than anytime else. I have never seen you quietly accepting any injustice. I need you; I need your help to stay alive. Please save me, mother.”

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