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Man Pleads Guilty To Damaging Lord Ganesha Statue In Johor, Fined RM2,500 For Committing Mischief

today23 May 2022


source: Bernama

Last week, a disturbing clip circulated across social media platforms, showing a man relentlessly sashaying to the porch of a random house where he proceeded to seize a statue of Lord Ganesha, a Hindu deity, and throw it into the dustbin.

A police report was made by the victim on the same day, and authorities were swift to take action, promptly arranging a manhunt for the accused with the help of angered netizens.

Today, the perpetrator, Gabriele Jungkak Anak Steward, pleaded guilty to committing mischief under Section 427 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum five-year prison term or a fine or both.

The 23-year-old restaurant worker was fined RM2,500 today after he admitted to carrying out the offence in Senai, Johor, on May 15.

If he failed to pay the fine, he will be sentenced to another three months in prison.

He was convicted for uprooting and damaging a Hindu statue attached to TS Dineshwaran’s…

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Written by: Lara Lee

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