Actress Pori Moni revealed the identity of the perpetrators who allegedly assaulted and attempted to rape her.
“Nasir U Mahmud, former president of Uttara Club Limited and a businessperson named Omie wanted to rape and murder me,” the actress said during a press conference around 11:00pm at her residence yesterday and went on to provide further details of the incident.
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On June 10, 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.”
Multiple calls were made to contact Nasir U Mahmud on Sunday night but his phone was unreachable.
Earlier yesterday, the actress posted about the incident on her verified Facebook page at 7:53 pm. Her Facebook post starts: “To, the honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,I am Pori Moni. An obedient citizen of this country. I am a film actor by profession. I was physically abused. I am a victim of attempted rape and murder. I demand justice.”
She also said she had reached out to the police.
“I went to Banani Police Station to lodge a proper complaint but they took no interest in documenting the incident, neither did they provide me with any proper legal paper. Thus, I left the police station without any help,” she added.
Officer-in-Charge of Banani Police Station Noor-e-Azam denied having any such complaint or general diary request in this regard.
The police had asked her to come back the next morning and helped her reach a hospital for proper treatment. However, she did not receive any medical help at the hospital either, she said.