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‘Rape, murder attempts’ on Pori Moni: Court accepts charges

Published : 13 Dec 2021 08:35 PM | Updated : 19 Dec 2021 08:38 PM

A Dhaka court on Monday accepted the charges in a case filed by film actress Pori Moni against three people including businessman Nasir U Mahmud and his associate Tuhin Siddiqui Omi bringing charges of rape and murder attempts on her.

Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-9 Judge Md Hemayet Uddin accepted the charges in the case rejecting Pori Moni’s no-confidence petition. The court also issued a warrant for arresting fugitive accused Shah Shahidul Alam. Meanwhile, the court fixed March 3, 2022 fir beginning trial in the case.

Earlier on Dec 1, Pori Moni filed a no-confidence petition seeking further investigation. On September 6, inspector Md Kamal Hossain of Savar police station, the investigating officer, submitted the charge-sheet against the three accused to the Dhaka Chief Judicial Magistrate's Court.

In her verified Facebook page, Pori Moni uploaded a status seeking justice from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, claiming that the six people attempted to rape and kill her at the Uttara Boating Club on June 9.

On June 14, Pori Moni filed a sexual assault complaint against six people, including Nasir and Omi, with Savar Model Police Station. Later, Nasir and four others were arrested from Uttara by a team of detectives. 

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Later, police filed a narcotics case with Airport Police Station against Nasir and Omi over the recovery of liquor and Yaba pills during their arrest. On June 23, a Dhaka court placed Nasir and Omi on a five-day remand each in the case. The court on June 29 granted bail to Nasir and Omi in the case.     UNB