Police probing Pori Moni’s allegations
Published: 11:55 AM, 14 June 2021 Updated: 12:03 PM, 14 June 2021
Pori Moni called a press conference on Sunday night
The police are investigating the allegations regarding the status of renowned Dhallywood actress Pori Moni on Facebook alleging rape and attempted murder against a person named Nasir U Mahmud.
“Pori Moni’s status on Facebook has come to the notice of the police headquarters,” told Md. Sohail Rana, Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Media and Public Relations at the police headquarters, the media. “Field-level officials are working to investigate the matter. Police are also working to take necessary legal action.”
Earlier, Banani police went to the house of the actress in the capital’s Banani around 9 pm on Sunday. There, the police members heard about her status on Facebook and the allegations she made.
Although Pori Moni did not lodge any written complaint so far, appropriate steps are being taken to take necessary legal action after hearing the allegations of Pori Moni, said AIG Md. Sohail Rana.
Meanwhile, Pori Moni called a press conference on Sunday night. There she told the media that she went to the Uttara Boat Club in the capital with Jamie last Wednesday (June 9) night. There she saw 4-5 people including Nasir U Mahmud.
A friend of those named Omi introduced Pori Moni to them. When they offered Pori Moni liquor, she refused. She was then given a coffee, however, the coffee taste was “unusual”, as a result, she didn’t drink that coffee, Pori Moni said, claiming that even the cold drinks that were given to her were “mixed with liquor”.
“Due to this, I did not drink that cold drinks. For this, Nasir became furious.”
Pori Moni added that when she and her friend Jamie wanted to go to the washroom, she was prevented from going. Even though she and Jamie wanted to go home, they were prevented. “Nasir kicked and threw me out of the chair and put a bottle of liquor in my mouth. For this, I hurt in the teeth and consumed some liquor. It irritates my chest and fell ill,” she said.
Pori Moni later alleged that she and her friend Jamie were threatened and abused, including attempted to rape them when they screamed and cried.
The actress claims to have asked law enforcement agencies for help on Facebook. “I have asked for help from so many people. They always listen and comment that they will ‘look into it’. But no one has helped me yet,” wrote Pori Moni.
“I haven’t found justice in the last three or four days. I feel helpless right now.”
The actress addressed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as “mother”, writing, “I was about 2 and a half years old when my mother died. Today, I need a mother. Please save me,” she wrote.
Although the identity of the perpetrator was not mentioned in the post, he was later identified as Nasir U Mahmud, a member of Dhaka Boat Club’s executive committee (entertainment and culture).