• Two months after alleged rape, murder bid on actress, drugs seized from her residence

    Two months after alleged rape, murder bid on actress, drugs seized from her residence

    Dhaka: Shamsunnahar Smrity, popularly known as Pori Moni was arrested and taken to the headquarters of the elite force on Wednesday. Drugs and liquor were recovered from her residence at Banani in Dhaka, after a four-hour-long raid in her residence, confirmed Commander Khandaker Al Moin, Director of Legal and Media Wing of RAB. she will be produced before the Dhaka court on August 12.

    Pori claimed that she was assaulted by Nasir Uddin Mahmood, former president of the Boat club and also director of Gulshan All Community Club, a businessman and politician on June 8. She alleged a bid to rape and kill her at the Boat Club on June 8 by Mahmood but she failed to file any case, as the accused is a close friend of Benazir Ahmed, the Inspector General of Police of Bangladesh.

    Mahmood was arrested by the detective branch of police along with three women and his close associate Tuhin Siddique Omi, a drug dealer after they confessed to their crimes of women trafficking and drug dealing. Mahmood was not in jail but was in police custody for almost 15 days.

    On Wednesday afternoon, Pori Moni urged police seeking help in Facebook Live from her home saying: "Brother, you understand my condition. Banani police station is here, but no one is coming from there. I need their help. I was getting this fear. For three days I could not get out of bed." The actress also claimed that someone was knocking on the gate of her house for 20 minutes. "I`m afraid to open the door. They are claiming themselves as Policemen. But when I contacted Banani police station, they said, no policemen were sent from their police station." "I was scared of death from the beginning. Someone wants to kill me. What would I do if someone came to kill me with the identity of the police?"