A businessman was booked for allegedly trying to rape and murder a Bangladeshi film star Pori Moni at a club in Dhaka.
Bangladesh police registered a case against businessman Nasiruddin Mahmud based on a complaint filed by the actress on Sunday night at the Savar police station on the outskirts of Dhaka.
The case has been registered under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act and Penal Code 307.
Shamsunnahar Smrity, popularly known as Pori Moni, is one of the top Bangladeshi film stars.
She was recently included in the Forbes list of ‘Asia-Pacific’s Most Influential Celebrities on Social Media.
Actress Pori Moni alleged that Mahmud had assaulted and threatened to murder her at the Uttara Boat Club on the night of June 9.
The actress said that she was rescued by the staff at the facility.
She added that at one point, the businessman forced her to drink by putting the neck of a bottle into her mouth, beat her up and tried to rape her at the same time.
Pori Moni further claimed that she tried to file a case in the Banani police station shortly after the incident but it was denied, adding that no one had helped her.
“I can’t commit suicide, if you get any news of my death, for sure, I’ll be killed by these guys, anytime, as I’m threatened by Nasiruddin,” she said.
In a Facebook post addressing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, she said: “I was about two and a half years old when my mother died. Today, I need a mother. Please save me.
“I have asked for help from so many people. They always listen and say that they’ll ‘look into it’. But no one has helped me yet, I haven’t found justice in the last three or four days. I feel helpless right now,” she added.