Case Involving Man Dumping Lord Ganesha Statue Into Dustbin Under Police Investigation
A search has been ordered for a man recorded on CCTV throwing a statue of Lord Ganesha, a Hindu deity, into the trash bin.
In the 42-second clip which was originally posted on Facebook by the victim itself, a man is seen casually walking towards the house.
He then boldly moves towards the front porch, seizes the holy statue with his right hand, and places it into the dustbin after guaranteeing no one else is looking.
After that, he swiftly tries to conceal his deed with the trashcan lid and vanishes before anyone notices.
The incident is thought to have happened at approximately 9 a.m. on May 15 at Taman Scientex Senai. The victim subsequently filed a police report on the same day the assault occurred, according to Kulai district police chief Superintendent Tok Beng Yeow.
The man’s disrespectful activity triggered controversy online, with individuals fiercely denouncing him and demanding that he face harsh punishment for inciting religious strife.
Netizens across all social media platforms have deemed the act racist, vile and utterly embarrassing. Others also published messages and comments to PDRM directly, requesting swift action and updates.
“The victim stated that the statue was positioned in the front yard for decoration purposes and was never used for prayers within the household,” confirmed PDRM in a statement.
“He then returned it to its rightful location and stated that the statue had fortunately sustained no harm.”
The matter will be examined under Section 427 of the Penal Code for causing loss or damage by mischief.