Prominent 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 Nasir U Mahmood 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.
The businessman Nasir U Mahmood could not be reached immediately for comments, the news website said.
A founding member of the Dhaka Boat Club, Nasir U Mahmood 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.
Sohel Rana, an assistant IGP, said the police will take action when the actress contacts them.
The day after Pori Moni went to the All Community Club, she was involved in the incident at the Dhaka Boat Club in Birulia. Four days later she made a statement on Facebook, saying that she had been the victim of a ‘rape and murder attempt’.
She held a press conference on the matter later that day and filed a case against Nasir U Mahmood the following day. She also named Tuhin Siddiqui Omi, who had taken her to the Dhaka Boat Club, as an accomplice to the crime.
Pori Moni rose to fame fast after joining the movie industry in 2015. She has played the lead female role in two dozen Bangladeshi movies.